How to draw pulley

by Rezz on December 10, 2010

In this autocad tutorial you’ll learn how to draw pulley.

1. Open a new drawing. Click New autocad-tutorial-ex1-new

2. Make sure Ortho mode is OFF, (it ON when it glow in blue, OFF in grey)
autocad-tutorial-ex14-off-ortho
click the icon to turn it ON or OFF. (or press F8 to toggle)

3. Type z [Space bar], type e [Space bar]. This will zoom extents your drawing area.

4. Make sure you have this requirement Layers for your drawing.
autocad-tutorial-ex13-layers
No idea how to create layer? Read autocad tutorial about how to create layers.

5. Make sure layer 0 is selected as current layer.
autocad-tutorial-ex13-layer-0

6. Click Circle , type 0,0 [Enter] to set center of the circle,

set circle radius to 0.75, type 0.75 [Enter].

7. Repeat step 6, to draw another circle. Set this circle radius to 0.25.

8. Click Offset offset, set offset distance to 0.125,

click on circle edge as object to be offset,

click inside the circle as offset side.

Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

9. Click at new offset circle,
change-layer-1
and change the layer to HIDDEN layer.


press [Esc] few times.
change-layer-2

10. Click Line, autocad-tutorial-ex14-line draw 3 lines similar like this;
side-view-1

11. Click Offset offset, set offset distance to 0.7,
side-view-2
click at vertical line as object to be offset.
side-view-3
Click on the right side as offset side.
side-view-4
Press [Esc] few times to end offset command.

12. Click Offset offset, set offset this two vertical line 0.1 to inner side.
side-view-5

13. Click Trim , select right to left (green box) as shown.
trim-1
Press [Enter] to confirm trimming edge. Trim off by clicking each individual line until your drawing look like this;
trim-2
Press [Esc] few times to end trim command.

14. Click Line, autocad-tutorial-ex14-line draw 3 lines similar like this;

make sure sure drawn this lines using object snap help, snap on circle quadrant.

15. Click Trim , click on both outer vertical line as cutting edge as shown.

Press [Enter] to confirm the cutting edge. Click all 3 lines at outer side off the cutting edge.

Press [Esc] few times to end trim command.

16. Click Trim , click on both inner vertical line as cutting edge as shown.

Press [Enter] to confirm the cutting edge. Click all 2 lines at outer side off the cutting edge.

Press [Esc] few times to end trim command.
trim-10

17. Click at new hole hidden line, both of them,
change-layer-3
and change the layer to HIDDEN layer.

press [Esc] few times.
change-layer-4

18. Click at center line,

click on blue grip stretch a little at both side.
change-layer-6
Change the layer to CENTER LINE layer.
layer-center-line
press [Esc] few times.

19. Change current layer to DIM layer,

click Linear,

click on drawing corners and pull out the dimension as shown;

20. For dimensioning diameter of the pulley, click Diameter,

click on the circle edge and pull out all the dimension.

Your drawing is complete.

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Kiran March 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Good explanation. A beginner can easily understand and will certainly enjoy this….

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