: Made this work last night in 2001. I modelled 2 spur gears, 20t, 20p.
: Made 2 pins, assembled them at center distance (1.00), and pin
: connnected the gears to them. Went into mechanism>model>cams and
: defined the gear tooth surfaces of gear 1 as a cam 1, and the gear
: tooth surfaces of gear 2 as cam 2, and enabled liftoff. Put a motor
: on the joint axis of gear 1, and off they went.
Hey, that's great! Sure beats the way Wildfire is doing gear pairs where it
basically doesn't care whether gears mate, running the two at the pitch circle of
each, as if they were rubber rollers running against each other, and just using
the the ratio to determine the speed of the second gear. It's actually like the
SolidWorks method ~ smoke and mirrors, not real simulation but the illusion of
Your way, aside from computing horsepower needed, at least offers the
with contact surfaces and real tooth geometry, of loading them, doing
studies, stress analysis and realistic speed, torque and other behavior curves at
the end of the drive train. Thanks and I hope Ulises Diego is getting this.