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Creating a Part Using Circular Pattern Tool

james_alfordjames_alford Member Posts: 17
I have created a gear wheel with thirty teeth, using the circular pattern tool to replicate one tooth in sketch. I have then tried to use it in an assembly, but am having trouble. When I try to use a mate to connect it to an axle, only one tooth will attach: the rest are left behindandneed to be mated indivudally.

I assume that I am doing something wrong, but how can I make the gear a single entity and not several?

Thank you.



  • cody_armstrongcody_armstrong Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 200
    @james_alford  I would recommend using the Boolean command and the "Union" option in the part studio for the gear.  This will allow you to merge all the gear teeth with the rest of the gear.  They will then move as one piece in the assembly.
  • shanshanshanshan Member Posts: 147 ✭✭✭
    james_alford, I  cannot understand your question very well , when you were creating the gear teeth , you did not merge them into the gear body, they are individual parts ?
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