#25 and #35 chain in onshape

Does anyone know whether there is a library for adding chain in onshape to attach to sprockets or if I have to create custom chain?

I’ve seen people just model “blocky” chain, where it kind of looks like a belt but just fits around the sprockets to give a general sense of where the chain will go. Modeling each chain link is probably not worth it, and will drastically increase loading and processing time for the model

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Yes, there is a featurescript: “Chain Path Builder” which will make what looks like a belt.


mkCAD has a configurable chain feature as well, but similar to what ChopinWood mentioned, the resultant part looks like a belt.

You actually can generate faithful linked chain with the MKCAD Onshape app in an assembly. It slows down assemblies a good bit though.

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