Une méthode de modélisation d'une chaîne dans SolidWorks

Article de Scott Durksen, CSWE mis à jour le 29 juin 2010

Article

NOTE: This is an older blog post.  The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS now have the Chain Component Pattern feature which is a better method.  See the following blog posts:

 

 

If you need a chain in an assembly, here is a quick and easy method of modeling a Chain in SolidWorks.

Modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

Modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

Step 1: Create a Sketch for the chain layout.  You may want to create an in-context sketch within the assembly.

Chain Layout Sketch

Chain Layout Sketch

Step 2: Under Tools > Spline Tools, use Fit Spline and select all sketch lines to create a continuous curve.

Continuous Curve Applied

Continuous Curve Applied

Step 3: Model the chain link profiles.  Uncheck Merge Results for the second link to keep them as separate bodies.

Model a Chain Link

Model a Chain Link

Step 4: Mirror the bodies to complete the links.  Uncheck Merge Results when mirroring the second link.

Mirror the Bodies

Mirror the Bodies

Step 5: Use two Curve Driven Patterns to pattern each of the chain link bodies along the sketch curve.  The sketch curve length should provide a whole number when divided by the center distance of the links.  This gives the number of links to pattern.

Apply a Curve Driven Pattern

Apply a Curve Driven Pattern

The Chain is now complete

Completed Chain

Completed Chain

Have you created a Chain in SolidWorks? If you have then leave us a reply below and tell us how you went about it.

Trouver du contenu connexe par TAG :

Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott est un ingénieur d'application SOLIDWORKS Elite et est basé dans notre bureau de Dartmouth, en Nouvelle-Écosse.