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As the title suggests: does anyone know if the gear plugin is still working and if so, which version of EI is needed?

Due to rendering with my main machine i can't test it right now but have to tell customer if i can do the job....

Thanks

 

Alex

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Uhhh, found a prj with the use of gear in it, it was in 2008 ......

At that time we had PPC (on a Mac) right? The plugin let you create gears in various shapes.

The prj windows says: gear4.plm, but unfortunately i had no idea where the plug is gone :-(

EIAS%20and%20gear.jpg

 

Does anyone knows anything about it????

 

Alex

 

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Hi Tom,

 

i wish i could! The project above sleeps in my backups, but the plugs are gone :-(

There are two HDs left to look on if they have an old OS with EI and the gear plug-in in it.

I thought that the internet will never forget something, but in this case gear4.plm will

bring no results when you google that - tooooo bad.

 

Does anyone have good experience with parametric surface plug-in? There is a preset

for gears, but it doesn't look so good like the gear plug-in. Too few parameters to tweak and play

with it. Or is there an other option or app to built gears out there?

 

Alex

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Found it! In the darkest corner of my office, on an old HD called: EI stuff and cracks and more

It was a plug called "Bolt" and it was developed by Bob Wagner (CAD Creations) in 2001. Of course to use with PPC.....

Look at it click me for gears....

 

Now i have to reactivate my good old PowerBook G4 and install EI 7 and than hopefully the gears will go!

 

Alex

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Correction:

There are two plugins:

"Bolt" - for making screws and so on

and

"Gears" - for making all kinds of gears

Great tools!! But running on a PPC....

My iBook with a sensational G3 Proz (at 768 MHz, really!) and 640MB ram runs the plugs fine (because the G4 won't start anymore :-( )

One word: cool! And thanks to Bob Wagner ;-) Did not ever met him, too bad :-)

Alex

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Ive been going through all my EIAS stuff over the years. at one point when EIAS didn't looked very likely to survive (thank god for Tomas and the Igors )  I archived everything i could find for EIAS and just looking through my files i found GEARS and i remember Bolt but don't seem to have that one. is there anyway you could send me that old plugin for my archives. if theres any other plugin you are looking for let me know and i can see if i have it for you. I can put up a list of all the plugins and versions i have if anyone is interested. could always be helpful for old projects/ installs. 

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@Mickael and all:

 

no problem, i will put the plugs and readme files on my server and post the url for you all.

Maybe someone can have a look and reinvent the plugs or better: put them into the next release of EI ;-)

 

Alex

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Sorry no mail address...

Bob Wagner and CAD Creation gives no result in the popular search engines. Does anyone know him here? Maybe the Igors?

 

Alex

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Guys, you can't believe whats happened:

Bob answered :-) He is the guy who built these plugs years ago and he contacted Tom :-)

Now i can't wait what Tom will say....

 

Alex

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tested the gear and bolt on EIAS 2.9 and works great. then exported the gear created as a fact model and imported to EIAS 9 and works great.

i don't have license for EIAS 3 or 4 and then I have a license for 5 and above so ill test the plug in 5 and 6 to see at which point it stops working.

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