PartDesign InvoluteGear

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PartDesign InternalExternalGear.svg PartDesign InvoluteGear

Menu location
Part Design → Involute gear...
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


This tool allows you to create a 2D profile of an involute gear. This 2D profile is fully parametric, and can be padded with the PartDesign Pad feature.
For more detailed informations, see also: and

PartDesign Involute Gear 01.png

How to use

  1. Go to the menu Part Design → PartDesign InternalExternalGear.svg Involute gear....
  2. Set the Involute parameters.
  3. Click OK.
  4. The involute gear is created outside of the active body. Drag and drop it into a body for the application of further features like padding.


Number of teeth

Sets the number of teeth.


Pitch diameter divided by the number of teeth.

Pressure angle

Acute angle between the line of action and a normal to the line connecting the gear centers. Default is 20 degrees. (More info)

High precision

True or false

External gear

True or false