Short question with hopefully a simple answer.
I am looking for software that aids in the design and use of various gear types.
Currently I use E-Machine shop and Ironcad Innovate to design gears and then export them to .Stl files for printing. The software automatically calculates spacing required for gear meshing and lets you input # of teeth, backlash, and pitch angles. The only limitation however is that the before mentioned software is limited to Spur gear design only.
Does anybody know of any software (Preferably the free type if possible) that is able to take simple inputs (# of teeth, pitch angles, gear diameters) and output worm gear, rack and pinion, and herringbone designs?
Spur gears are great but the vibrations, size constraints and noise often associated with their use can be a significant limitation.