Sup.I'm currently working on a project to model a continuously variable transmission, but I'm not quite literate enough to model it myself. It has a few requirements such as creating equally spaced semi-spherical holes on the surface of a disc and creating a ball that has equally spaced semi-spheres on the surface that will allow it to roll freely in any direction on the surface of said disc. Preferably need to do this in a modelling program that can simulate physics to test and see how well it works.What program would be best for this purpose? Picture related, my very poor attempt at doing it on my own.
>>549860I would just get it 3D printer and try learning 123 Design it is free a and more powerful than Google Ketchup.
>>549868The 3D printer idea is great actually. Testing it in plastic would be a great first step.
>>549870If you would like to get one I would recommend the Prusa I3 mk2 you can get it in Kit form to save money.
>>549860use inventor anon or solid works you can simulateand generate gears you have a good time whit them . Just dont use mesh based software use parametric ones >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpT22ASKdAY example if you are a mechanical engineering it make it handy for in your work learn the software inventor gives you 3 year free licence for learning vs solid works but on the other had you can by a student version for about 150 bucks
Just man up and learn inventor basics, is something that takes a weeks if you know what you are doing.
>>549860MS Paint, duh. Friggin noob
>>549868> 123 DesignIs there any way to get it to use a dark theme/night mode? This thing is gonna burn my eyes out
Autodesk inventor is free for students learn it. 12 year-olds can use that you noob with your sketchup crap.
>>550145About right with the 12-year-old bit. My dad was an engineering teacher and had this fucking, what is it, like 8 CD install of Autodesk Inventor on his massive early 2000s rig and I'd fuck with that a little from time to time. Never really done much with it since I was a kid but it was real easy to make a shape, extrude, bevel, all sorts of stuff.
>>549860Solidworks or comparable parametric modeling programs. Anybody who's suggestion programs like Blender and 123 Design for physics simulation has no idea what they're talking about. Unless SketchyPhysics has gotten a huge update since I stopped using it, Sketchup isn't a good alternative either.
>>550145>you noob with your sketchup crapDude just asked a question and needs help, why are you insulting him already?
>>549860For physics simulation use Inventor