# What is a chain dimension in Solidworks?

A chain dimension in Solidworks is a type of dimensioning scheme used to capture the relationship between multiple parts that are linked together. For example, if you’re designing a chain drive system or a continuous conveyor belt, you can use a chain dimension to effectively capture the overall dimensions of the system.

The chain dimension essentially “chains” dimensions together and can be used for any situation where the position or orientation of two or more parts are related to each other. When using the chain dimensioning scheme, you can use the same base dimension for multiple parts, which makes the dialogue between designers easier to follow and ensures consistency in the design.

## What size is 520 chain?

520 chain is a size commonly used on 125-250cc motorcycle engines and is the primary chain size of most current production dirt bikes and ATVs. It is specifically 1/2″ x 5/16″ in size with a 80 link size count.

520 chain can also be used on other machines including dirt bikes that are over 250 cc, UTVs, go-karts, and 3-wheelers. It is important to select the right chain size for your application, as the wrong size chain can cause power loss and premature wear of sprockets.

The 520 chain size is the most commonly used for most applications.

## How is chain measured?

Chain is usually measured in two ways: units of length, and units of area. Units of length are measured in feet, or fathoms, and usually refer to lengths of chain that are stretched out straight. Units of area are measured in acres and are usually used to measure the amount of land that is enclosed by a boundary that is marked with chain.

When measuring the length of chain, it is important to note the number of links and the size of the links. Generally, a link is a unit of measurement that is 6-inches long, although the length of chain links can vary.

Measuring the area of chain requires measuring the length of the chain on each side of the area and then multiplying that length by itself. The result is the area of the chain in acres.

## How long is a 420 chain link?

A 420 chain link typically measures 6.35 millimeters in width and 2.12 millimeters in pitch. The pitch is measured between the centers of the two rivets that connect the inner and outer plates of the chain link.

It is constructed with a hollow pin that the smaller roller sits within. The total length of the 420 chain link will depend on the size of the chain, as well as the application it is intended for. The length of a 420 chain link can range from 1.

50 inches to 6 inches. It is commonly used as a primary drive chain for small engines, motorcycles, and outdoor power equipment applications.

## What does chain size mean?

Chain size is the length of the bicycle chain. It is the measure that determines how many gears the bike is able to use. The number of teeth on the front and rear cogs, along with the chain’s pitch, will determine the needed length.

Generally speaking, a longer chain length is needed for bikes with larger front and rear cogs. A shorter chain length will be needed if the cogs are smaller. Chain size is usually determined by the length of a single inner plate, with its outer plate equal in length.

Therefore the size is the length of a single inside plate multiplied by two. When measuring chain size, it is important to account for the possibility of a half-link type chain, in which case the size is the length of the inner link included in the chain but not the outer link.

## Which is bigger 35 or 40 chain?

The size of a chain is determined by the distance between the center of one link to the center of the next, and is usually measured in inches. In this instance, since both 35 and 40 chains are mentioned, it can be assumed that both are measuring the same size of link.

In that case, 40 chain is larger than 35 chain because it has five more links, resulting in a greater overall length. However, this is dependent on the size of the links; for example, if one chain were made up of 6mm links and the other of 10mm links, there may be a difference in the overall size even though it has fewer links.

## What is the difference between a 35 chain and a 40 chain?

The difference between a 35 chain and a 40 chain lies in their physical attributes and applications. In terms of physical attributes, the 35 chain is composed of 35 individual links, where each link is 0.

150 inches wide. The 40 chain consists of 40 individual links, where each link is 0.200 inches wide. Additionally, the 35 chain typically has pitch of 0.750 inches, and the 40 chain typically has a pitch of 0.808 inches.

In terms of applications, a 35 chain is most commonly used on smaller engines and bikes, while a 40 chain is most commonly used on larger engines and bikes. The 35 chain provides a smaller and more lightweight chain, which is better suited for supporting lighter loads and providing increased agility.

The 40 chain provides a larger and more robust chain, which is better suited for supporting heavier loads and providing increased longevity.

## Is 25 or 35 chain bigger?

The size of a bicycle chain is determined by the number of teeth that are on the chainring and cassette sprockets. The higher the number of teeth, the bigger the chain will be. Therefore, when comparing a 25 chain versus a 35 chain, the 35 chain would be bigger.

Furthermore, most modern bike driveshafts have one-half inch pitch measurement and it is necessary for the chain size to match the number of teeth on the chainring and cassette. Therefore, if a bike has a cassette with 35 teeth, a 25 chain will not fit and a 35 chain will be needed.

To further break it down, bigger chain sizes also require larger drivetrain components than smaller chain sizes. For example, a 35 chain would require a larger diameter chainring and cassette than a 25 chain.