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Thread: Help with a gear rack

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    I was wondering if someone could give me some advise on how to make a gear rack like this. I've been away from designing anything from scratch for quite a while and I've forgotten quite bit.
    I'm trying to make a geared rack like this and I'm sure that there has to be a better way than what I've been trying to do. What I did was to make first couple of teeth and then do a copy and paste, but when I brought the copied section into what was already there I didn't get the "starred?" red dot telling me that I've connected. Hence I guess I don't have a closed region that I can work with.
    I'd like to get it so that I can add texture and then cut it out.
    I'd appreciate it if someone could give me some incite as to a better way to do this.
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    Open your project
    Enlarge the drawing
    Click on "select all"
    click on "View" in the menu
    Click on "Toggle non-end points" All red dots showing need slight adjustment!
    Move all red vertices slightly with mouse until they align

    You can now select cut path or whatever.

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    Awesome. I used a gear profile that I made (at work) that was more uniform and used your suggestions, worked great.
    Thank you.

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    You are welcome!!! My pleasure! Happy New Year!

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