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Simple way to make ball bearing assembly

viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
edited July 2015 in Using Onshape
Following below steps any user can make ball bearing assembly in very less time with motion.
Step 1: Insert all part of ball bearing in assembly studio.
Step 2: Fix the inner racing part.
Step 3: Make group of all ball of bearing.
Step 4: Give revolute mate constrain to outer racing with respect to inner racing.
Step 5: Create mate connector by choosing origin entity as a center of outer racing and owner part as a ball in part studio where part of ball bearing is created.
Step 6: Give fastened mate constrain to center of outer racing and mate connector created for ball.

User can create ball bearing assembly very conveniently by refering below video.


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    3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    This is nice and looks good.
    But I would just boolean all together in part studio to have whole bearing in one dumb solid and create motion mates between axle and bearing. When assembly grows big enough, performance will suffer for having too much details and 'unnecessary' calculation.
    I might even ditch the balls since bearings usually come from supplier and important things are inner/outer diameter and part number/brand.
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