This plugin allows you to create a gear in an easy and simple method. You just need one click of the mouse in viewport, move the mouse, click again, and you will get a great looking object.

Quick start

 

• Choose category «Mechanical Parts» under create -> geometry

• Click button «Gear».

Controls & parameters

 

Edge

Draws a gear from edge to edge. You can change the center location by moving the mouse.

Center

Draws a gear from the center out.

The Keyboard Input rollout contains a common set of position fields, labeled X, Y, Z, Radius, Height, Height of teeth and Number os teeth. The numbers you enter are offsets along the axes of the active construction plane; either the home grid or a grid object. Plus and minus values correspond to positive and negative directions for these axes. Defaults=0,0,0; the center of the active grid. The location set by X and Y is equivalent to the first mouse-down position using the standard method of creating objects. 

Radius

Sets the radius of the gear.

Height

Sets dimension along the central axis. Negative values create the cone below the construction plane.

Segments

Sets the number of segments of the gear.

Twist

Sets the twist value of the teeth of the gear.

Cone

Sets the cone form of the gear.

Parts A,B,C

Set part of profile of tooth.

Smooth

Blends the faces of the gear, creating a smooth appearance in rendered views.

Generate Mapping Coords

Generates coordinates for applying mapped materials to the gear. Default=off.

Real-World Map Size

Controls the scaling method used for texture mapped materials that are applied to the object. The scaling values are controlled by the Use Real-World Scale settings found in the applied material's Coordinates rollout. Default=off.

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