Ciclo Engineering Software
Roller Drive Chain Software

Ciclo DriveChain 3.0

Ciclo DriveChain is a powerful and efficient software application that allows you create designs of drive systems for machines that operate under light to extremely heavy duty conditions by using roller drive chains and sprockets.

Rebuilt with a more flexible interface, this new version of Ciclo DriveChain includes a set of easy-to-use tools that enable a high level of interactivity, which immediately provides complete solutions for all your requirements and engineering specifications.


Like all applications of our company, Ciclo DriveChain has been developed by dedicated professionals that hold in high regard the accuracy of engineering calculations and the reliability of technical analyses implemented in the algorithms of the software.

With the same care and commitment, the software interfaces have been designed for simplicity and ease of use without compromising its unmatched range of features and capabilities.

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Roller Drive Chain Standards

Ciclo DriveChain specifically covers the three main technical standards of the world.

These standards gave rise to almost all the other dealing with the matter, while maintaining full compatibility.

  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization
  • DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Dynamic Picker

Dynamic Picker

Ciclo DriveChain has an innovative feature that allows you perform four simultaneous tasks in real time:

  1. Select the drive components.
  2. Draw the roller chain drive.
  3. Calculate the operational parameters.
  4. Analyze the drive performance.

The tool responsible for this functionality is called Dynamic Picker.

Dynamic Picker provides a clear view of how sizing process takes place and how each design can be optimized.

It is a unique and sophisticated tool that contributes significantly to Ciclo DriveChain is widely recognized as the best CAE software in its class.

With an intuitive interface, Dynamic Picker has four sliders that gradually adjust the size of each component of chain drive system and one more that adjusts the relative position of the sprockets.

At each change of any slider, the software automatically and instantly remakes the four tasks mentioned above.

Further increasing the performance and functionality of Dynamic Picker, each slider can be individually configured through its own drop-down menu.

Database of Roller Chains and Sprockets

Database of Drive Chain Software

Dynamic Picker allows you select roller chains and sprockets from:

  • Standard Sizes
  • Commercial Sizes
  • User-Defined Sizes

Evidently, the Standard Sizes database consists of chains and sprockets whose sizes were fixed by ISO, DIN and ANSI.

The Commercial Sizes database was created based on products from leading manufacturers around the world:

This database structure ensures that the roller chain drive designs generated by the software program are compatible with products of all Commercial Brands.

Design Utilities

Since sprockets can be assembled directly on shafts of electric motors, Ciclo DriveChain has an extensive database containing data of electric motors from around the world.

The software also has other ancillary databases that complement and increase the level of detail in each design, including a database of standardized machine elements intended to make the connection between shafts and sprockets.

Electric Motor
Electric Motor IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • 2880 Electric Motors
  • 11 Types of Degree of Protection
NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association
  • 3240 Electric Motors
  • 11 Types of Enclosure
Driven Machine
Driven Machine Machines × Type of Load
  • 400 Types of Driven Machine
  • 20 Types of Application
Shaft Connection
Shaft Connection ISO R773 - Parallel Key
  • Ø Shaft from 6 to 500 mm
DIN 6885-1 - Parallel Key
  • Ø Shaft from 6 to 500 mm
ANSI B17.1 - Parallel Key
  • Ø Shaft from 5/16 to 30 in

Project File

Software Toolbars

When you start a new project file or open an existing file, the creation and navigation bars become enabled, allowing you to easily manage your roller chain drive designs:

  1. You can create and edit more than one project at the same time.
  2. Each project can contain several roller chain drives.
  3. In each chain drive, you can change any input data at any time.
  4. Each change is immediately analyzed.


Roller Chain Drive Reports

For each roller chain drive design, the software automatically generates a complete set of technical reports and CAD drawings that can be customized by user, including personal or corporate logo.

The display and printing of reports and drawings use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface:

  • Report of Design Data
  • Drawing of the Roller Chain Drive
  • Detail Drawing of Sprockets and Shafts

The resolution and the scale of drawings are automatically adjusted according to the paper size selected.

You can choose from a range of standard sizes:

  • ISO paper sizes: A0 - A1 - A2 - A3 - A4
  • ANSI paper sizes: A - B - C - D - E
  • JIS paper sizes: B0 - B1 - B2 - B3 - B4
  • Arch paper sizes: A - B - C - D - E - E1 - E2 - E3
  • USA paper sizes: Letter - Legal - Ledger - Tabloid

GUI - Graphical User Interface

Software Tools

In a highly organized, flexible and friendly environment, Ciclo DriveChain is built with a multilingual user interface, an advanced unit converter and a number of other tools that enable it to meet the needs and expectations of the most demanding engineering professionals.

Software Tools

  • Multilanguage Support (English - Portuguese - etc.)
  • Units of Measurement and Significant Digits
  • History Input Data
  • Custom Reports
  • Print Preview
  • Design Wizard
  • Software User Tips & Guidelines

Operating System

Operating System

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
Windows 11 Compatible
Windows 10 Compatible
Windows 8 Compatible
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows Vista
Designed for Windows XP - Windows Vista Capable

Product Editions


Ciclo DriveChain is in redesign phase and it will have an new architecture that provides a higher level of interactivity and a significant performance advantage.

Implemented by improved tools and enhanced engineering resources, the new version 3.0 is fully compatible with the latest Windows operating system.


The previous version 2.0 of Ciclo DriveChain is no longer available.








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