Thursday, 21 February 2013

Gear design software

Following from the last post the following list of sites offer Gear profile generators to create the gears for you.



http://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/template.htm

This first Gear template can be used either on line or you can purchase a fuller more feature rich version for use on your PC. The output is to an HPGL format that can be used for direct printing .
One of the benefits of the paid for version is that it can export to DXF format



http://www.gearotic.com/downloads.html
Gearotic will provide templates for all manner of gears, ratchets and clock escapements along with the facility to adjust the profiles. Output as DXF files. This is not a free program but you can download a demo version to try it


http://www.emachineshop.com/machine-shop/Download/page100.html

eMachineShop is a Free 2D drawing package with a module for drawing gears, easy to use, you simply add the basic gear parameters and it draws the gear which can then be exported as a DXF file.
The program is free but unlike the first two programs it lacks the facility to see to the main gear and the pinion on-screen at the same time.


http://www.forestmoon.com/software/GearDXF/
Simple Free program , input gear parameters and then save as DXF.


online-cycloidal-gear-builder/
This is a program to generate tooth profiles in an epicyclic form rather than the more generally used involute form. For a description of the difference see.
http://gearcutting.blogspot.co.uk/2008/02/comparison-between-involute-and.html
The output from this program is in DXF format and can be viewed in a browser.

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