SOLIDWORKS Gear Heart Tutorial – Part 2

Many of us SOLIDWORKS users would be considered “gear heads”, or high-tech enthusiasts, but some of us take our “gear headed-ness” to such a high level that our enthusiasm for all things mechanical just pours from our heart. This tutorial series is for you, the SOLIDWORKS user that says “Nay, I am not just a gear head, I’m a gear heart!” In this four-part series we’ll be building a functional geared heart pendant using mostly essential SOLIDWORKS features, with a few unique part and assembly features sprinkled in.

In part 2 of our 4-part series for those who are in love with the mechanical world, or “gear hearts” as I’ve come to call them, we will start adding some patterned detail to this design using the curve driven pattern feature and we’ll dive into several of the available options in the extruded boss and extruded cut features to help expose the design’s inner workings.

Whether you’re interested in all things mechanical or want to exercise your artistic side, the Gear Heart Tutorial Series will help you better understand and expand your Gearing and Mechanical Mate skills in SOLIDWORKS! Can’t wait for the next video? View all of the tutorials on the playlist here.

Download the full Gear Heart SOLIDWORKS assembly here.

Are you a gear head? Share your creations with us in the comments below! As always, thanks for watching!

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.