freecad-fc-gear

Gear-workbench for freecad


Keywords
freecad, gear, python, workbench
License
Other
Install
pip install freecad-fc-gear==0.0.1

Documentation

A gear module for FreeCAD

Use only with FreeCAD version > 0.16

  • install on Linux:

  • install on Windows (7/8/8.1/10):

    • download ZIP-archive by clicking on button in top right corner
    • go to FreeCAD-Macro-Folder (inside FreeCAD, choose "Edit > Preferences > General > Macro to see Macro Path)
    • if you haven't changed the standard settings, it should be "C:\Users\Your_Windows_User_Name\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD"
    • \appdata is a HIDDEN folder, so you may have to change the settings of the file explorer to see it
    • create a sub-folder called "FCGear"
    • make sure to copy files and folders EXACTLY as shown above to the just created sub-folder
    • restart FreeCAD and the workbench should appear in the pull-down menu
    • within FreeCAD you can choose "Tools > Customize > Workbenches" to enable/disable workbenches
    • as ALTERNATIVE method you can use FreeCAD-Addon-Installer macro from https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-addons
  • install on MAC (not tested):

    • Copy or unzip the FCgear-folder to the directory FreeCAD.app/Contents/Mod where FreeCAD.app is the folder where FreeCAD is installed.
    • as ALTERNATIVE method you can use FreeCAD-Addon-Installer macro from https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-addons
  • create a gear:

    • open freecad
    • go to the gear workbench
    • create new document
    • create a gear (click on gear symbol)
    • change parameters