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Author Topic: Constrain Gear shaft centres on a path  (Read 1662 times)
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« on: August 20, 2015, 12:03:01 PM »

I would like to be able to lay out a train of gears so that they mesh and that their shaft centres lie on a general open or closed path on a plane in 2D space (by default the Z=0 plane). I can do it manually but it would be nice to have a Gearotic option to automatic ally constrain the shaft positions in the project and highlight any that cannot be so aligned.

The intention to allow the creation of an artistic gear layout for kinetic sculpture s etc. If possible users would import a path as a list of points 2D points plus a  plane identifie r or 3D points or alternati vely 2 or 3D  vectors or maybe as a dxf or even as an equation. I assume at least one shaft should be specified manually and after that the program tries to assign positions to all the other shafts.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 02:13:03 PM »


  Remind me of this in the fall, Im willing to discuss how it might work...

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