ShaftKeyCreator \ Tools \ Mechanical-Elements \ Shaft
Location: Tools>Mechanical Elements>Shaft
Use this function to create a shaft entity. The function creates straight and tapered shafts in 2D, 3D and solid representations for rapid creation of rotating machinery models and drawings.
Using the Function
Note: For side representations, after you pick the location for the center of the shaft end, you are asked to choose the axis orientation for the shaft. If you press ENTER at this point, a dialog box appears allowing you to enter the angle into a text field.
Length - The overall length of the shaft
Diameter - The outside diameter of the shaft
Taper - The percentage of taper from the near end to the far end. The default is 0
Top - Creates a 2D top view of the shaft. You are prompted to digitize the shaft center.
Side - Creates a 2D side view of the shaft. You are prompted to digitize the center of the shaft end and a location along its axis (or key-in a rotation angel).
Wire 3D - Creates a 3D wireframe view of the shaft. You are prompted to digitize the center of the shaft. The shaft will be generated in the –zv direction in the current construction plane.
Solid - Creates a 3D solid primitive shaft using solids.
NEAR END and FAR END
Plain - Creates a flat end (90 degrees) end condition
Broken - Creates a break symbol on the end of the shaft