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« on: March 29, 2019, 07:55:27 PM »

First post, so be gentle.

On the tools page, I successfu lly created a lantern and matching planetary ring wheel. Once complete, the lantern wheel was moved to its final position in the overall assembly, but when then tried to bring in the planetary, I can't get it to attach other than on it's imaginary axle line, which of course isn't what needs to happen. What am I missing such that I can get the planetary ring teeth to mesh with its already matching lantern spoke?

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[edit] Well nuts, it just worked, but I don't know what I did. I admit to flailing around a bit, so please reply anyway so I can do it the right way more quickly next time!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 08:58:20 PM »

With the above solved, the next sticking point is that I placed a second lantern wheel opposite the first, and it's turning the wrong direction . I'm guessing that it's somehow linked to the first lantern, though I can't see how.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 05:18:41 PM »

 kb58;
 

 Depending on how you create your gear assembly inside Gearotic, it is possible that gears may want to rotate in a specific direction as they are added to the project. If a gear in simulatio n turns the wrong way, simply select it from the Project tree, then right click,  then select reverse direction, should do the trick. Hope this helps, ask away if it doesn't.


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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 06:42:09 PM »

I sent Mr. Landry a screen shot showing that for a cage wheel, the reverse direction choice is missing from the right-click pull-down on the project sidebar. The same issue exists for simple spur gears as well. For now I'm just ignoring it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 11:05:48 AM »

Hi Guys;

 Error on my part, the feature with the right click from the project tree is to reverse the orientati on of a gear, not to spin it the opposite way, why you only see it on bevel gears. I can't find any notes or additiona l info for gear direction, so I'll have to ask Art?

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 05:40:47 PM »

Hi Guys:

  All gears should rotate in a direction based on the gear they mesh with, they should
turn opposite to that gear as all meshed gears. Can you post a project showing it going backwards
so I can take a look at it. Just zip the project file and Ill see whats happening on the reversal.

  Any gear should only turn in the wrong direction if meshed to a shaft instead of a gear...

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 10:12:42 AM »

Thanks Art..

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