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Does SolidWorks Have a Gear Tool

Question asked by Don Cheke on May 15, 2015
Latest reply on May 17, 2015 by LIN SHAODUN

This is just a question more out of curiosity than anything....

 

Aside from SW Pro I use another CAD application that comes with a gear creating tool. It is not the be all and end all kind of tool but it comes in handy on occasion.  Someone on that other CAD user forum was upset because it would not create something with internal gear teeth (sorry I don't know the real name for this).  With a little extra work that is possible too as far as my experience goes. Anyway that discussion got me to wondering if SW has a gear tool. I have not had a need to do so in SW so I was unsure and a google search showed a number of youtube tutorials for creating them from scratch. Does anyone know for sure what SW has in this regard or perhaps you know of a SW add-in for such a thing?

 

Below are a couple assemblies I created in the other CAD program with the help of the gear tool.

 

Gear Reducer Tutorial [ISO View]_1200.jpg

 

Hub Motor Tutorial Cutaway [ISO View]_1200.jpg

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