Planetary gears maker

Planetary gears maker

Win64, English

Shwivel
The plugin creates planetary gears set with straight, helical, double helical and herringbone teeth.

General Usage Instructions

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

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

Plugin directory 

All files created and used the plugin should be located in the plugin directory. If your user doesn't have read/write permissions to this directory, files won't be created but you'll be informed (on the "Information" tab) what you should do. Files created and used by the plugin are:

last_used_parameters.json - contains settings for last used parameters; it is useful when you want to repeat shaft for the same values without setting all the fields once again,

Statistics.json - contains times in milliseconds of most important operations performed by the plugin; it is used for estimating time,

Error_YYMMDD_HHmmss.json, Stacktrace_YYMMDD_HHmmss.txt - contains information about last used parameters and exact place in code where the problem occurred; it is used for searching causes of errors,

./docs/*.html - contains documentation about the plugin, this file should be attached in the installation package; it is used for displaying information when you're working offline  

Sensitive data 

No Internet communication is done by the plugin. The only user data which are stored (only in case of errors) are paths of directories. This is a natural consequence of how the logging stores stack trace of errors. It is a normal and common behavior in all programming languages and technologies and it helps to search the cause of error in files and to find solutions.  

Errors 

In case of error, you'll be informed by a dialog window, where exactly files have been written. There can be two of them: Error_YYMMDD_HHmmss.json with last used parameters and Stacktrace_YYMMDD_HHmmss.txt with information about the place in the program where exactly the problem occurred. You can easily check the content of the files using the simplest text editors. If you want me to reproduce the error you can send these files to me (as an attachment or as text) but it's your decision if you want to. 

Privacy policy: link

Known Issues

The program has been tested for many cases with various sets of parameters. Most of the errors have been found and fixed but it doesn't mean that they won't appear for some configurations. When you encounter an error, please send an email to shwivel360@gmail.com (response would take few hours in a workday or one to two days during the weekend - see working hours in the Consulting Services section in shop site.

Other problems

  1. If installer file isn't recognized, check if you downloaded file for your OS (Win/Mac),
  2. If you don't see download button but you have paid then try to refresh site and login again,
  3. Some Mac users reported that they don't see plugin after installation; post about it is here,
  4. The installer may be treated as not trusted because files aren't signed digitally; especially when file are new (updates) there are only a few people who downloaded it for test purposes, so why such information may be displayed; in case of this, try to expand options and let the OS trust and install it,
  5. Check whether the plugin is dedicated for your program (Fusion 360®) and you have no limitations

Contact

Author/Company Information

Shwivel

Support Information

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

Version History

Version Number Version Description

3.1.0

**Version 3.1.0 (2020-06-11):** New: * info icon with redirection to the product's page, * privacy policy link Changes: * range of module (m): <0.25, 20> [mm], * operations performed as base features (timeline history is no longer changed to direct design), * teeth shapes list changed to options * chamfer modes changed to checkbox, * interface divided into tabs, * last used parameters, statistics and error files moved to the plugin's directory, * new (blue) icon of the plugin in dedicated "SHWIVEL" tab Fixes: * error when the number of planets isn't integer (UI)

3.0.5

**Version 3.0.5 (2020-02-20):** New: * menu section at the top, * save, load, reset moved from bottom to menu, * preview (none, 3D, 3D with descriptions), * profile shifting mode (P0 - zero, automatic, manual), * center distance (in manual mode), * adding revolute joints, * displaying estimated time, * process can be canceled, * axis in each gear Changes: * better work with profile shifting: none, auto or manual mode, * better algorithm for generating tooth's profile no matter it is with undercut or not, * setting the number of ring teeth not available in P0 mode, * setting profile factors only available in manual mode, * no separate clearance per gear, * range of module (m): <0.5, 20> [mm], * range of pressure angle (α): <14.5, 25> [°], * range of clearance factor (fc): <0.1, 0.25>, * range of thickness (t): <1m, 50m> [mm], * range of groove width (gw): <1m, t-2m> [mm] (double helical gears only), * range of groove depth (gd): <0, rf> [mm] (double helical gears only), * range of helix angle (β): <10, 40> [°], * range of sun teeth number (zs): <8, 100>, * range of backlashes (bs, bp, br): <-0.2, 0.2> [mm], * range of profile factors (xs, xp, xr): <-1, 1>, * range of planet teeth number (zp): <8, 100>, * range of ring teeth number (zr): <24, 300>, * two additional modes of chamfers: {right only, left only}, * range of chamfer width factor (fw): <0.1m, 0.25m>, * range of chamfer height factor (fh): <0.1m, 0.25m>, * top land thickness (crest width) less than m/10 doesn't block process, * gears automatically are created in a new file, * direct design instead of parametric, * better descriptions with graphics for all inputs, * new (blue) plugin's icon Fixes: * "radial" mode changed to "axial" (visible for helical, double helical or herringbone teeth)
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