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Connecting rotation of a shaft to a gear.

I'm near the end of a project to make a gear assembly but having the following problem. I've created a shaft which rotates perfectly withe the revolute mate. I can add the 15 tooth gear so that the spline and shaft mesh but the gear will not rotate. If I add a revolute mate to the gear instead,  it will rotate but not the shaft. How can I link the motion of one part to the other please? Many thanks.



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  • peter_goltonpeter_golton Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for the tips - I've just tried manually dragging, as you suggested, and both parts move together as they should. That's great, thanks. Pity the play button doesn't work as expected but at least I know the sketches are OK. Pete
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,565 PRO
    They play button only shows relative motion between the two parts rather than the entire assembly animation. Mostly to save processing time making the play button useful no matter how large the assembly.
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