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How to design gears in SolidWorks?

In SolidWorks, making gear is a simple process. To make a gear you just need to follow a few basic steps which are as follows:

  1. Start by sketching three concentric circles.
  2. Make angles of 10,5,2.5 degrees from the center of the circles.
  3. Make a 3 point arc with the first point as the 2nd circle and the second point as the 3rd circle
  4. As soon as the above profile is complete use the mirror entity to make a closed loop.
  5. Now use a circular pattern with the required number of copies.
  6. Then trim the inner circle to make a closed loop.
  7. Now finally extrude the sketch to get final gear design.