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roller bearing

Postby lrw66 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:49 pm

OS: Windows 7
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.16131 (Git)
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Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
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OCC version: 7.3.0
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Hi All,
I have been learning FreeCAD for a few weeks now. I got stuck on the design of a ball bearing, not just a single ball, the whole race bearing. I only did it as a way of learning some of the features in FreeCAD, and where to find them in the workbenches. I then had a go at designing a roller bearing, similar sort of process, different end product. Neither of these bearings are for any purpose other than learning. I could have gone a lot further with tweaking both of the designs, adding fillets etc. But that bit is easy and doesn't teach me much.
It all started when I was watching FreeCAD tutorials on Youtube and a man drew a roller bearing in Solidworks. I had to have a go!
I have only included the file for the roller bearing, the file for the ball bearing is 1.24 Mb in size, this one is only 451 Kb. I wonder why the difference?
I have also included images of both bearings. Yes I know the roller bearing probably shouldn't have slots in it!
roller bearing.PNG
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roller bearing 2.FCStd
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ball bearing.PNG
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Re: roller bearing

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:21 pm

Looks cool. How long did it take you?
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