As written in the title I made a generator based on Timing Pulley Design Tutorial. Except using equations I used the design table.
While I was designing, I couldn’t find a way to modify global variables across configurations. I used the design table to solve this problem. In fact, global variables can be modified across configurations. Thanks, @ClayTownR for the suggestion, you can see his solution down below.
Specs for pulleys (for now) :
Width for the belt: 15mm
ID: 1/2 hex shaft
Material: HDPE (Thanks to @benjierex for the suggestion. You can check their thread about HDPE machining here )
Step 1: You can download the generator from here. Extract the file
Step 2: Now you need to add this to your toolbox. Open SolidWorks and then right-click to your toolbox.
After that click configure. You will see the toolbox configuration window.
Select a folder or create one in the toolbox. Next, right-click and add a file. Then add the part which you have downloaded in the first step.
I looked at the article in javelin tech for adding parts to the toolbox. If you want to add your custom part, it will be helpful.
You are ready to go
Note: It is my first time doing a generator and I didn’t manufacture pulleys in this generator. I made this generator because it is so time-consuming to search on the internet for pulley or draw a pulley every time you need it.
I hope this generator will be helpful. I am open to feedback and suggestion. Let me know if I made mistakes.