This paper discusses the generation of 3D virtual assemblies from design graphs representing gear-trains. The design graph consists of dimensions, assembly and material details, and design constraints of all the gears and the shafts in the gear-train. This data is extracted and using SolidWorks Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), individual components and the overall assembly are generated. The codebase was also used to develop a standalone tool where users could provide these details for automatically generating gear-train parts and assemblies. The paper will detail the process involved, reasoning behind using SolidWorks, benefits, challenges and the future activities related to the generation of 3D gear-train assemblies.

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