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GEAR Building Software

Posted by Spenc 
GEAR Building Software
January 12, 2012 05:37AM
I would like to hear about what software that people are using to create gear models from scratch.

I plan on Printing a 90 degree Hypoid Bevel Gear similar to a Differential gear system that I can connect to another mesh model that I have premade. Because it’s getting printed it’s important to have the gear accurately meshing together.

So far I have tried building the gear in blender with the BMG script. It’s very good at producing very accurate gears.
But it becomes buggy when it comes to producing conical gears and pinions. And I can’t get it to mesh at 90 degrees.
Also it only seems to run on an older version of blender.

Does anyone know of any other gear producing programs or script that I could use?
Else I’ll have to work out the angles and build it from scratch, Vertex by Vertex @[email protected]

What software are people using?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2012 01:05AM by Spenc.
Re: GEAR Building Software
January 12, 2012 06:27AM
A lot of people are using OpenSCAD to generate gears for example, the Parametric Involute Bevel and Spur Gears on Thingiverse.

Bob Morrison
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Re: GEAR Building Software
January 21, 2012 04:09AM
Sweet thanks Ill give it a try..
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