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mbus0013
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Create a roller chain

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04-30-2012 06:11 AM

I am trying to create a roller chain as part of a cad drawing of a bicyle.

 

I created a link of the chain (pic attached) and I am following this video to repeat it as a rectangular pattern : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiBGYdbBPHo

 

However the links are not following the path they're supposed to - sorry I can't attach that file right now.

 

Anything that I should do different from the video?

Anything that you can think to point out would be helpful. I have been using inventor for a little while but I've never used the adaptive stetches or the functions thing ot a rectangular pattern that is not in the shape of a rectangle.

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 06:25 AM in reply to: mbus0013

mbus0013 wrote:

 - sorry I can't attach that file right now. 


 

I think it would be virtually impossible to see where yours is going wrong without your assembly.

For information on curve driven patterns you might see this document

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/skillsusa%20university.pdf

 

...then attach your assembly when you can.


 

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: JDMather

this is what is looks like so far

 

Is there any way to make the 2 parts of the chain rotate about the pin? It's acting like it's fixed while it's not.

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 07:34 AM in reply to: mbus0013

mbus0013 wrote:

this is what is looks like so far

 


 

I am not familiar with editing image files in Inventor (but it doesn't look correct).

Attach your Inventor assembly here.

 

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 07:43 AM in reply to: JDMather

i tried attaching but i can't attach it as a zipped file and there are too many files used in the assembly to upload one by one

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 07:50 AM in reply to: mbus0013

i had already found that - however when i open it I don't see any chain - how do i edit it?

printscreen attached

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 07:51 AM in reply to: mbus0013

There should only be 3 files.

the path

one link

the assembly file.

 

If you can't attach here then send me the assembly - jmather_at_pct_dot_edu

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 08:14 AM in reply to: JDMather

why is a helpful reply gone?

I am trying to use the chain found here: http://www.cbliss.com/inventor/Parts.htm

What other values shoul I edit in the excel sheet, anyone knows?

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Doug_DuPont
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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 09:56 AM in reply to: mbus0013

You need to drag the end of part marked all the way down. Then the chain will be there.

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Re: Create a roller chain

04-30-2012 10:29 AM in reply to: Doug_DuPont

Yes it worked!

Thank you.

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