Drawing gears

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Hello everyone,
I am new to this group and have been working on building a cnc router and was given
the name of a CAD program (Solid Edge 2d ) that would work best with my project.
I've been reading the postings and came across postings of gear drawing.
I have been drawing gears by hand than glueing the pattern on wood and cutting
out the wooden gear. (I make wooden gear clocks, My hobby) I am new to cad drawing
and my question is: Can I scan my drawing patterns into Solid Edge 2d and then edit
the drawing?
Any response would be great.
Thanks in advance
Jerry
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Re: Drawing gears

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You can scan your patterns and save them as a picture (BMP, JPG, TIF), .
You can then insert that picture into Solid Edge (Insert/Image) and use it
as a pattern to sketch over.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Jerry Price" wrote in message
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>
> Hello everyone,
> I am new to this group and have been working on building a cnc router and
> was given
> the name of a CAD program (Solid Edge 2d ) that would work best with my
> project.
> I've been reading the postings and came across postings of gear drawing.
> I have been drawing gears by hand than glueing the pattern on wood and
> cutting
> out the wooden gear. (I make wooden gear clocks, My hobby) I am new to
> cad drawing
> and my question is: Can I scan my drawing patterns into Solid Edge 2d and
> then edit
> the drawing?
> Any response would be great.
> Thanks in advance
> Jerry


Re: Drawing gears

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"PellaKen" wrote:
>You can scan your patterns and save them as a picture (BMP, JPG, TIF), .
>You can then insert that picture into Solid Edge (Insert/Image) and use it
>
>as a pattern to sketch over.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Jerry Price" wrote in message
>news:47cc87c8$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am new to this group and have been working on building a cnc router and

>
>> was given
>> the name of a CAD program (Solid Edge 2d ) that would work best with my

>
>> project.
>> I've been reading the postings and came across postings of gear drawing.
>> I have been drawing gears by hand than glueing the pattern on wood and
>> cutting
>> out the wooden gear. (I make wooden gear clocks, My hobby) I am new to

>
>> cad drawing
>> and my question is: Can I scan my drawing patterns into Solid Edge 2d and

>
>> then edit
>> the drawing?
>> Any response would be great.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Jerry

>
>

Re: Drawing gears

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"PellaKen" wrote:
>You can scan your patterns and save them as a picture (BMP, JPG, TIF), .
>You can then insert that picture into Solid Edge (Insert/Image) and use it
>
>as a pattern to sketch over.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Jerry Price" wrote in message
>news:47cc87c8$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am new to this group and have been working on building a cnc router and

>
>> was given
>> the name of a CAD program (Solid Edge 2d ) that would work best with my

>
>> project.
>> I've been reading the postings and came across postings of gear drawing.
>> I have been drawing gears by hand than glueing the pattern on wood and
>> cutting
>> out the wooden gear. (I make wooden gear clocks, My hobby) I am new to

>
>> cad drawing
>> and my question is: Can I scan my drawing patterns into Solid Edge 2d and

>
>> then edit
>> the drawing?
>> Any response would be great.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Jerry

>
>

Re: Drawing gears

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Maybe a little bit beyond the required, and maybe not for beginners, but why not
generate your own precise gear profile.
Info is availble in "The Machinery Handbook" or websites like:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rapidproto//mechanisms/chpt7.html
I did a similar thing in SE3d (V17), but the profiles weren't quite right, but it
looked pretty on the engineering drawings.

-AS

"PellaKen" wrote:
>You can scan your patterns and save them as a picture (BMP, JPG, TIF), .
>You can then insert that picture into Solid Edge (Insert/Image) and use it
>
>as a pattern to sketch over.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Jerry Price" wrote in message
>news:47cc87c8$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am new to this group and have been working on building a cnc router and

>
>> was given
>> the name of a CAD program (Solid Edge 2d ) that would work best with my

>
>> project.
>> I've been reading the postings and came across postings of gear drawing.
>> I have been drawing gears by hand than glueing the pattern on wood and
>> cutting
>> out the wooden gear. (I make wooden gear clocks, My hobby) I am new to

>
>> cad drawing
>> and my question is: Can I scan my drawing patterns into Solid Edge 2d and

>
>> then edit
>> the drawing?
>> Any response would be great.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Jerry

>
>
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