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People often need to design helical gears and Autodesk Inventor makes it easy to do. What I like most about this is you don't need to make gears, ...
Select Create New 2D Sketch and select a plane to sketch on
For this example I made a gear. In designing my gear I used a Centerline in the middle and then made the object symmetrical across the Centerline. Next ...
Since I used the origin as the center of my gear I want to use it as the axis for my gear. If your gear was drawn off ...
use the coil feature to define and extrude your helical gear. I used Height and Revolution to make my gear 5" tall with a 60 degree twist. Click ...
I did a crazy heart just to show other shapes using the same function. Also some samples that I printed on the Makerbot Replicator 2 at TechShop Menlo ...
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