I need T5 timing belt pulleys for a design.
But they are not in the toolbox of Solidworks 2012.
Is there a way to add them?
You can create your own folders inside of toolbox and place your custom items there. Do you have the model for the pulley already?
I made a folder and i already moddeled a T5 Pulley with equations.
But that is how far i got.
I just find it really anoying that there are inch pulleys but no metric. While here in europe the Metric pulleys are more common.
So if you have the part and want to add it to toolbox then:
Go to menu toolbox
Click step two to customize your hardware
Expand the Standard you want to add to, right click on power transmission and click new folder, then give folder a name like "pulley"
Once the new folder is created, right click on that new folder and select add file, then browse to the file you want to add.
Then you can set your custom properties for the fil.
Make sure to save before you exit tool box then it will be available in the task pane.
You may have to click refresh at the top of the design library in the task pane before the new folder shows up.
Just did wat you said. and i've got the part in.
But i made my part with equations, so i can change it really fat to a bigger timing pulley or different pitch.
Can i connect the custom properties to the equations?
So I can fill in the correct data, like normal toolbox parts?
Anyway thanks for your help.
P.S. Can i share the part with others. on this forum?
Totaly agree Roelf. I'm in Australia and the AS part of Toolbox if very lean! As for your question, there is no easy way to add your own parts that act like real toolbox parts. I went down this road not long ago. The "Add Part" function is a bit misleading, you can add a part but all you can really do is access the different configurations already set up in that part. Your best bet is to use Configuration Publisher and put the parts in your library. That way you can use a equation driven design table and all that fancy stuff.
Thanks for the configuration publisher tip.
I just started working with solidworks since a came from Invetor.
The only problem is that configuration publisher needs Excel to be installed and we use libre office en google docs in our company.
So that wont work.
But i figure out a way to make it happen.
I just find it a bit strange that there are the Ansi Inch pulleys and no metric ones. While for example Gates advices there HTD timing belt to be used and thats a really BIG supplier of timing belts.
Maybe in version 2013??
Jody Stiles looks after the Toolbox, if you can get together a comprehensive document of there dimensions he can add it to the toolbox. Just search his name.
Where did you found DIN 7721-2 (am I right?) dimensions for teeth profiles?
Just Google for t5 teeth dimensions.
I found the dimensions with Elatech in germany.
But they are everywhere on the internet.
The trick to get the teeth on a pulley is to use a equation to get them on a proper pulley.
Below is the formula i used to put the number of teeth over to the pulley.
Then it is just a question of moddeling the pulley.
I would like to upload the model, but this doesn't seem possible.
Your dimension "diameter" I think is wrong should be 62,85 if this value is the outside diameter of the teeth...
I can't find how to calculate this value but in catalogues all say 62,85 mm.
This is the end result of the formula.
Looks good, doesn't it.
That one looks good!
I draw this one yesterday
Believe it or not, I was the site you said, but there aren't all the dimension we need.
For example I found differences in the angle of teeth between the pulley (50º) and the belt (40º).
What is your dimension "a", do you remember?
Today with the search you recommended I found many more things
i found this page i hope it help
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