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How to create a rope drive?

Tutorial by Sudhir Gill
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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.

  7. Step 7:

    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.

  15. Step 15:

    And this face of the part.

  16. Step 16:

    Generate coincident mate.

  17. Step 17:

    Select inner face of the pulley.

  18. Step 18:

    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.

  23. Step 23:

    And this face.

  24. Step 24:

    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.

  39. Step 39:

    Click OK.

  40. Step 40:

    Window >> Assembly.

  41. Step 41:

    And we have rope drive.

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