# How to create a rope drive?

Here is my solution. In this the rope is just a part which don't work as in Assembly or we can say that for representation only.

1. ### Step 1:

Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

2. ### Step 2:

Right plane >> Sketch.

3. ### Step 3:

Draw this sketch.

4. ### Step 4:

Revolve it. Save this part.

5. ### Step 5:

New part. Front plane >> Sketch.

6. ### Step 6:

Draw a rectangle.

Extrude it.

8. ### Step 8:

Front face >> Sketch.

9. ### Step 9:

Draw three circles.

10. ### Step 10:

Extrude them.

11. ### Step 11:

Save this part.

12. ### Step 12:

Start a new assembly and insert this part.

13. ### Step 13:

Insert three part1.

14. ### Step 14:

Mate. Select this face of the pulley.

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And this face of the part.

16. ### Step 16:

Generate coincident mate.

17. ### Step 17:

Select inner face of the pulley.

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And the circular face.

19. ### Step 19:

Generate mate.

20. ### Step 20:

Generate similar mates for other parts.

21. ### Step 21:

Assembly features >> Belt/Chain

22. ### Step 22:

Select this face.

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And this face.

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And third face.

25. ### Step 25:

Enable Create belt part and click OK.

26. ### Step 26:

Click OK and save the assembly file.

27. ### Step 27:

Now the belt part is generated.

28. ### Step 28:

Open the belt part.

29. ### Step 29:

Reference Geometry >> Plane.

30. ### Step 30:

Select the line and the end point. Click OK.

31. ### Step 31:

Plane1 >> Sketch.

32. ### Step 32:

Draw two center lines.

33. ### Step 33:

Draw 4 equal circles tangent to them in each quadrant.

34. ### Step 34:

Trim the inner lines.

35. ### Step 35:

Exit the sketch. Swept boss/base tool.

36. ### Step 36:

Select the circle sketch as profile and the belt sketch as path.

37. ### Step 37:

Under orientation select twist along path.

38. ### Step 38:

Input no. of turns.

Click OK.

40. ### Step 40:

Window >> Assembly.

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And we have rope drive.