Software Download Page
David M. Lehrian
2/4/2001The software that I wrote to generate the G Code is written in Java 1.4.1 and is freely available for download for non-commercial use. The current version is 1.0.6.
To run this software you need the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) from Sun Microsystems.
Download BevelGearSoftware.zip, save it to a directory (remember where you saved it to!). Double click on BevelGearLauncher.jar and it will launch.
I have included my 2 gear files as samples in the zip download file. Click on File -> Open and navigate to the directory where you extracted the zip file to and open either 70Deg36Tooth24DPGear.info or 20Deg12Tooth24DPGear.info. These are the exact files I used to generate the G Code when I cut my gears. The only difference is that at run time I slowed down the feed to about 2/3 of the speed set in the configuration (from 25 mm per minute to 17 mm per minute).
There are some known issues like the software doesn't prompt the user to save their changes when quitting a modified gear. It also doesn't remember the name of the file when you go to File->Save. These are minor inconvienences and don't impact the G Code that is generated or the quality of the gear cut.