Cycloidal drives maker
The plugin creates cycloidal drives of one or two planets. Units can be switched between millimeters and inches. You can change the chosen parameters like a number of housing pins/rollers/bearings, the number of output’s bolts, spacing radiuses, eccentricity, diameters of central and side holes of planets and more. Components can be copied between documents and merged with other bodies or changed and reshaped if needed.
creating drives of one or two planets,
setting the spacing radius of wheel's rollers,
setting number of rollers,
the setting diameter of roller/pin/bearing,
adding housing for rollers,
setting width of housing,
the setting diameter of the central hole,
the setting diameter of side holes,
setting number of side holes,
the setting thickness of the planet,
displaying root and outside diameter of the planet,
setting second planet option (only for even number of rollers),
setting distance between planets,
setting the spacing radius of bolts,
displaying diameter of the bolt,
setting number of bolts,
setting distance between planet and top of bolts,
adding output disk,
the setting thickness of output disk,
adding joints automatically,
adding axes automatically,
saving parameters and motion links in components,
showing preview (with or without parameters),
save, load, reset, autoload last used parameters,
setting units as millimeters or inches,
showing estimated time during changing parameters,
showing process (cancelling available),
showing descriptions and graphics of inputs,
links to documentation
Detailed information about parameters is available on this site or in the Parameters.pdf document in the plugin’s installation folder (please check the last tab Information to know where the plugin files are located).
The attached video shows how to use the plugin and how to create a complex example that requires two designs.
Execution in most cases takes about 10 seconds on an i7/8GB RAM/512GB SSD computer. During the operation a progress bar with the current step is visible.
The plugin doesn't check interferences automatically and doesn't perform any analysis of prepared components. Please make sure that the necessary check is done before releasing this onto production. You must be aware that the real dimensions of manufactured components may be different than in the design. Every material has different characteristics and its parameters may change during time depending on the kind of material, temperature and humidity of the environment, workload, etc. Simplest motion analysis can be done by using joints and motion rules prepared by the plugin. Interferences can be checked by a dedicated built-in tool (TOOLS à Interference) available in Autodesk® Fusion 360™.