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Gear Tool Max?

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I seem to be unable to create a gear with more than 100 teeth using the Gear Tool. No matter what Parameters I use it seems to max out at this. Is this normal behaviour for the tool?

 

Douglas

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Yes, the max number of teeth is limited to 100.

These sites allow you to create and export aligned pairs of gears:

Costs $2.00 for a day's worth of downloads:   https://geargenerator.com/#300,300,100,6,0,0,0,2,1,20,3.3333333333333335,6,20,-90,0,0,0,0,0,0,66,11,6,20,-90,0,0,0,0,0,0,3,798

Images only but also offers a $28 Windows based software:    https://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/template.html

 

The one I use is:    http://www.hessmer.org/gears/InvoluteSpurGearBuilder.html

It offers Free downloads as .SVG which can be imported into Adobe Illustrator and then exported to FZ.  Imports are polygonal so I usually rebuild one tooth as nurbs and copy rotate for creating smooth solids which are then exported as .stp for CNC.

 

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