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Larry B.

Smaller size pillow blocks.

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Greetings,

I seem to be missing the smaller size pillow blocks, I am using VW 2009 Designer SP5 on Win7. The 2 and 4 hole flange bearings start at 1/2" diameter shaft size, but the smallest pillow block stars at 1 7/16". I am also missing the Metric sizes of mounted bearings. I know that custom sizes can be entered, but with all that effort I might as well start from scratch.

It seems that I am always starting a project, and when searching for a common part that should be included and easy to find, I will be informed that those parts will be included in the next release.

Thanks, Larry

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It seems that the smallest size pillow block in 2010 SP3 is also 1 7/16!!

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Thanks Guy,

I'm not shocked any more,if I cannot find simple,standard items that should be included.I should not have to add things like this to the "Wish List" either.

Thanks, Larry

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Larry, looks like it's time to add it to the "Wish List". Not that the PTB don't read these pages, but that's where requests get taken into consideration, eventually. :)

More fuss that's made about it, the quicker we may see the results of our efforts . . . . . :)

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Thanks AndiACD,

I would really like to add to the "Wish List", but I'm not about to "wish" for something that is available for free from

http://www.mcmaster.com/#mounted-bearings/=7yonel

They offer 3D as well as 2D files for many of the products they sell.

I'm sure that it was just a clerical oversight, and that a correction will be offered for VW 2009 and VW 2010, at least I wish there will be a correction.

Thanks, Larry

To download the models and drawings, select a pillow block,and then on the left under the selected product.

Edited by Larry B.

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That's a useful website, thanks Larry.

IGUS is another company supplying a large range of polymer products from bearings and rod ends to linear slides with 2D & 3D drawings all for free.

Not suitable for all applications due to their material but none the less really handy.

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Real eye opener, Thanx for the info. Nice to know it's out there somewhere.

Wouldn't hurt to have it built into VW all the same. Perhaps we could start a thread under MD to list all the sites/manufacturers that offer models like these with info on what's available.

I actually enjoy creating parts from scratch, but to be honest things like UJ's/Drive Shafts/Props/Discs/Calipers etc. etc. Would make things much easier.

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I haven't had a chance to try a demo of VW2011, and was curious to know if the smaller sizes of pillow blocks were ever added.

Thanks, Larry

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Yes & No. There are no new preset sizes but there are 'Custom Dimension' options which should allow any size of any part......although I haven't tried it yet.

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Symbols can also be scaled in 2011, may be of use here??

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