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How to model a rope drive in Solid Edge?

Tutorial by Muhammad Bilal Ghaffar
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First run Solid Edge.

  1. Step 1:

    Then click
    "ISO Part" as highlighted with green box in the following figure.

  2. Step 2:

    Then save it to your working directory.

  3. Step 3:

    Now check the unchecked box of "Basic Reference Planes".

  4. Step 4:

    Now from top view tab, change the view to front view as shown in following figure.

  5. Step 5:

    Before sketching you can also turn off reference planes by unchecking "Basic Reference Planes".

  6. Step 6:

    From Sketching tab, select line and create lines by endpoints.

  7. Step 7:

    Click at highlighted green box as shown in the following figure and then select "Dash Dot line" to sketch center line as a reference for rotation.

  8. Step 8:

    Using left click mark two ends of line.

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    Then right click to finish it.

  10. Step 10:

    Now use middle mouse button.

  11. Step 11:

    Using middle mouse button or wheel, click twice to get fit to screen view.

  12. Step 12:

    Select "Continuous line" to get 2D reference sketch.

  13. Step 13:

    Using left clicks make sketch.

  14. Step 14:

    Final shape of sketch must be like this, as shown in following figure.

  15. Step 15:

    Now click "Smart Dimension"

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    And then from menu you can change dimension standard units.

  17. Step 17:

    Using same menu you can also change precision of dimension values..

  18. Step 18:

    Use following dimension values to get the following shape 2D sketch.

  19. Step 19:

    Now click "Revolve" to get revolved extrusion.

  20. Step 20:

    Left click on face as shown in figure and then right click outside.

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    Now left click on line to be used as central axis as shown in figure and then right click outside.

  22. Step 22:

    After selecting central axis enter the degree of rotation as 360, as highlighted with green box in the following figure.

  23. Step 23:

    Now select the orientation as highlighted in the following figure and get the Drive Pulley's isometric view..

  24. Step 24:

    Now click Solid Edge icon of top bar on left side and "Save as Image" to get your 3D model image for rendering of your model.

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