Bevel gears maker (Advanced)

Bevel gears maker (Advanced)

Win64, English

Shwivel
The application creates bevel gears for straight, spiral or zerol teeth, with wide range of shaft angle both external and internal type

General Usage Instructions

You can find the add-in under the 'CREATE' panel.

For creating bevel gears you have must run this add-in. The window has default parameters so you don't need to set them at the start.

The best option for running the add-in is to do this in a new, empty document. Otherwise, you'll have to hide other components or bodies to avoid cut/join/intersect operation and probably errors during processing.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the app/plug-in.

OR, simply double-click the MSI to install the app.

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button.

OR, you can uninstall it from 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8.1/10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Directories

Each version of the plugin can create a directory inside your Autodesk® Fusion 360™  installation folder. This directory contains files with parameters provided by the user in the plugin window. The Names of these folders are:

  • Bevel_gears_maker_(bas)_settings - for the Basic version, created only when an error occurs (Error_YYMMDD_HHMMSS.json file with last used parameters will be stored there);
  • Bevel_gears_maker_(med)_settings - for Medium version, created after the first run of the application, contains last used parameters in last_used_params.json file and also errors files if problems occurred;
  • Bevel_gears_maker_(adv)_settings - for Advanced version, same behavior as for Medium option.

Sensitive data

No user data is stored and no Internet communication is done by the plugin.

Errors

In case of error you'll be informed by a dialog window, tellinf you where exactly the file has been written. You can easily check the file content using the simplest text editors. It's your decision if you want to send these parameters to me (as attached file or text in the mail) to reproduce the error or not.

Known Issues

Most of the errors have been fixed but it doesn't mean that they won't appear for some configurations. Generally, all of them has their source in the way how bodies are joining/cutting together. When you encounter an error, first try to slightly change the parameters (if possible) and if that doesn't help, contact me.

Contact

Author/Company Information

Shwivel

Support Information

If:

  • You have any questions,
  • The plugin does not work as expected,
  • Cause errors,
  • You have requests for new options.

Please, send mail to marcinszydlowski.1984@gmail.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.0

**Version 2.0.0 (2019-10-15)** New: * module (mm), * pressure angle (8 - 30 deg), * clearance factor (0 - 0.3, clearance = module * factor), * external shaft angle (10 - 160 deg) * internal shaft angle (135 - < 180 for internal), * shaft type (external, internal), * teeth shape (straight, spiral, zerol), * helix angle (15 - 45 deg), * cutter radius (mm), * number of pinion teeth, * backlash of pinion (as arc length), * radius factor of pinion root fillet (radius = factor * module), * direction of pinion teeth (right, left), * number of wheel teeth, * backlash of wheel (as arc length), * radius factor of wheel root fillet (radius = factor * module), * button for saving parameters, * button for loading parameters, * button for resetting parameters, * auto-loading last used parameters when "Ok" has been clicked last time Changes: * pressure angle is editable, * clearance factor is editable, * external shaft angle range, * helix angle is editable, * adding chamfers is now disabled by default, * progress by showing steps has been changed to displaying API dialog with simple message and bar, * files' format has been changed to JSON (both error or saved parameters), * errors and last used parameters set are now placed in "Bevel_gears_maker_(adv)_settings" directory inside your Fusion 360 installation folder Fixes: * proper teeth shape when gear is internal, * process of creating tooth has been changed so number of "geometry" and "modelling" errors has been significantly reduced (however, they can still occur especially when pressure angle value is high and fillet radius big), * files paths will be working now both on Windows and Mac OS
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