How Do You Make a Gear in AutoCAD?

by Anonymous
(United States)

Q. Hello I am making a bike in my AutoCAD class and I was wondering how you make a gear. Do you use the array command?

A. Using the Array command is probably the fastest way to create a gear in AutoCAD.

By creating one tooth of the gear first, you can then use the "Polar" option to array multiple copies of your tooth 360 degrees.

You may also be interested in using an Autolisp routine to help create the gear, such as http://www.cadmonkey.com/lisp/gear.zip

Although, that probably won't help much when you're trying to learn something new in class.

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