By using this plugin, it is possible to start all eAssistant calculation modules directly through the SolidWorks menu.
Based on the eAssistant calculation in the module "Cylindrical gear pair", internal and external spur and helical gears can be created automatically as a feature-based 3D part in SolidWorks. Addendum chamfer, profile shift modification, tolerances and shaft bore will be considered in the calculation and modelling. The gears include the accurate tooth form.
In order to support an effective design and development process, the calculation data will be saved in the 3D model and are available at any time.
The plugin provides a very fast and comfortable generation of 3D shafts. The geometry of the shaft can be defined very easily. A simple mouse-click starts the automatic generation in 3D. Solid and hollow shafts with an unlimited number of cylindrical and conical shaft segments can be created as a 3D part.
The CAD plugin provides a powerful bidirectional connection between the eAssistant and SolidWorks. In case changes are required after the calculation and creation of the 3D model, the model can be easily updated based on the modified calculation. This functionality is available for external and internal spur and helical gears as well as for hollow and solid shafts. It is a quick and easy way to update 3D models during the development process.
In addition to shafts and gears, the generation of serrated and splined shafts is also supported. The shaft and the hub profile can be created as feature-based 3D models based on the calculation. The generation of these profiles in an existing gear model is also possible.