I’ve been playing with some Bevel Gear designs, and spending way too much time fighting the Bevel Gear Design Accelerator in Autodesk Inventor 2011. I couldn’t tell you why, but I have never like the Bevel Gear tool. The other Design Accelerators, including other Gear Options are great.

The Gears I am using here are modified versions of the series on Sean Dotson’s old site. Very nice design and easy to modify. I am thinking about using it as a reference and do a Bevel Gear in a Multi-Body design. Hmm.

One thing I need is a good reference on differing series and tooth geometries. Can anyone suggest a good book or site?

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Spending as much time as I can gather in one of the Beta programs. I can’t say more but it’s totally awesome stuff.