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Barbudania
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« on: January 11, 2018, 06:45:52 PM »

Hello there, I'm new to gearotic and its forum. I searched on the forum and I believe the most recent topic on the matter is from 2015.
Was there any update to gearotic to be able to make planetary gear trains? I mean to have gears out on moving arms and stuff.

I'm a mechanica l engineer professor and many students have a really tough time in seeing planetary gears moving. They can't understan d an example of a sun gear rotating clockwise and a planet gear translati ng counter-clockwise. I believe it's the only thing I haven't found to give nice examples on the subject.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 08:50:22 PM »

Hi:

  Sorry, its an area still lacking. I know its one of the more confusing ones and I do have it back of mind to
add to that kind of capabilit y. But for now, you cant go beyond the simple planetari es now available .

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 01:19:47 PM »

No problem Art,

I imagine that it's probably more difficult to implement than one can imagine. Since you would have to add an option to keep gears from rotating and, depending on the project, the mechanism may become undetermi ned.
Although when you have to place the gear connected to another, you kind of experienc e a planetary train there, so in a way the GUI is already there. But who am I to know what's behind the software.
Well, guess I'll have to find another way to create my own set of Ferguson's mechanica l paradox hahaha

Anyway, thanks for respondin g.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 03:02:51 PM »

Hi :

 Yeah, it IS the degrees of freedom that create the trouble. All the other simulatio ns have only a single degree,
once you raise that the complexit ies hurt you. Not that it cant be done, but Im thinking of better kinematic s to
allow for it rather than Gearotics rule based simulatio ns.

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