Planetary Gear Maker

Planetary Gear Maker

Mac OS, English

Shwivel
The plugin creates stages of planetary gears with straight, helical, double helical, herringbone and arc teeth.

General Usage Instructions

You can find the add-in under the GEARS panel in SHWIVEL tab of the DESIGN workspace. 

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

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. Or, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

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™.

- Navigate to the ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

More information is available in the guide document.

Known Issues

More information is available in the guide document.

Contact

Author/Company Information

Shwivel

Support Information

If you have questions or the plugin doesn’t work as expected or cause errors please send mail to shwivel360@gmail.com.

Information about invoices is available in Consulting Services section (please click More to expand the section).

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.0.0

**Version 4.0.0 (2021-09-04):** New: * creating many stages, * components grouped as stages, * arc teeth, * optional fillet in the middle of flank in herringbone gears, * diametral and circular pitch mode for the module, * decimal or HMS mode of angles, * optional creation in the same design, * optional hole in sun and planets, * manual guide, * two types of tip relief, * precision of displayed dimensions and values, * optional custom diameter of ball/pin measurement, * optional additional outside fillets in ring gear, * four modes of finishing (old "chamfers"), * separate section for displaying parameters (much more readable, moved from the preview), * unified toolclips and graphics Fixed: * errors in direct designs, * inversed backlash in ring gear, * lack of root fillets in ring gear, * execution stopped for specific cases of not-evenly placed planets, * motion link formulas, also extended and moved to the stages' components
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