Gear Mechanisms

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Gear Mechanisms

GEAR MECHANISMS AVAILABLE IN MECHDESIGNER

This section is aimed at introducing you to the types of mechanisms you can design with the Add Gear-Pair command.

AddCamTrack1 Gear Mechanisms with MechDesigner

General: Gears with Fixed centers

Simple, Compound and Reverted Gear Trains

General: Gears with Orbiting centers

Gears with Four-Bar Mechanisms  

Gears with Five-Bar Mechanisms

Planetary

Differential Planetary

Epitrochoid

Hypotrochoid

Peritrochoid

Lobe Pumps

Cycloidal Gear Reducers - See YouTube- Link to YouTube Video

Notes:

To learn how to model these Gear-Mechanisms, see the Getting Started Tutorials.

It is important to know that the mechanisms in these examples are intended to be simple, so that they demonstrate the Gear-Pair tool. All of the Gears can be combined to construct other Gear-Trains joined to mechanisms of any complexity.