CAD programs for chain

  1. 8 months ago

    Leo Alvarez

    15 May 2018 Greenville 72715Z

    Hey, this is Leo from team 033Z. I was just wondering what the best CAD program for chain movement. Our team is trying to CAD a lift that uses chain but we can't find a software that allows chain movement.

  2. kmmohn

    15 May 2018 Monroe MI 3547

    Solidworks can model moving chain, but there is little practical purpose in doing so. When I design machinery (I'm a manufacturing engineer), I sketch something looking like a belt to represent the chain for the sake of appearances and checking clearances and operation. Actually modeling moving chain looks cool in a rendering but just slows down regeneration of the models.

    The attached document has useful information about CAD software.

  3. calvc01

    15 May 2018 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Colchester, United Kingdom

    You can do it in Inventor and probably Fusion too. James Pearman did a tutorial moons ago I'm sure.


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