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  • Gearotic experience?

    Has anyone here used this program?
    I'm wondering if it is able to do worm gear sets?

    Thanks, Sid

  • #2
    It doesn't do worm gears or worms. It does do a bunch of different timing belt pulleys as well as spur, helical, knuckle, herringbone, and bevel gears. I use Autodesk Inventor for worms.


    • #3
      I used it to make helical gears for my .357 gatling gun build, worked fantastic. Don't know about worms for sure.


      • #4
        FreeCAD does worms but I don't see worm gear. I think someone who knew a lot more than I could make the worm gear from an involute spur which it does. It does not seem like a simple operation.

        OK, I found a tutorial for worm gear generation.
        Last edited by RMinMN; 12-24-2020, 08:22 AM.


        • #5
          I have gearotic. Not happy with the developers ability to fix issues, same guy that wrote Mach3/Mach4, why I won't touch that software. Gearotic is unable to spit out a useable 3d CAD model for use with Solidworks or Fusion, his response is, "Well, I followed the documentation". No intention of ever fixing it.


          • #6
            No experience with Gearotic, but you can make standard or custom
            worm gear sets with Vectorworks, or McMaster has CAD models of
            worm gear sets, if that might help.
            Attached Files


            • #7
              Heck, you can do worms with any cad system that supports a helical cut path. What's the issue? Well, you DO need to know the geometry you want, but..............

              Then some work with boolean subtract and you can do a worm wheel
              CNC machines only go through the motions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                  I have gearotic. Not happy with the developers ability to fix issues, same guy that wrote Mach3/Mach4...
                  Art Fenerty did indeed write both Gearotic Motion and Mach3, but he was not involved in the massive re-write that is/was Mach4.


                  • #10
                    I certainly can model up anything. I use Creo for a living. But gerotic is pretty quick for the “what if.
                    This gear needs to be 12:1 for the clock, and it has some pre defined parameters that it would be nice to not have to change if possible.