Macro Geneva Wheel GUI

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GW Dim.png Geneva Wheel GUI

Description
A GUI front end that allows the user to create a Geneva wheel mechanism from scratch. Based on drei's Macro Geneva Wheel

Macro version: 1.0
Last modified: 2014-09-21
FreeCAD version: All
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Author
quick61
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Macro Version
1.0
Date last modified
2014-09-21
FreeCAD Version(s)
All
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Description

A GUI front end that allows the user to create a Geneva wheel mechanism from scratch. Based on drei's Macro Geneva Wheel

How To Use

To use this Macro, copy it to your FreeCAD Macro directory and include the icon graphic in the same directory as the Macro.

GW Dim.png

Copy and include this graphic with the macro.


Screenshot

Screenshot of Macro and result.

Script

ToolBar Icon GW Dim.png

Macro_Geneva_Wheel_GUI.FCMacro

#Creation of a Geneva Wheel with Parametric values  By: Isaac Ayala (drei) & Mark Stephen (quick61)
#This Macro creates the main parts of a Geneva Wheel Mechanism 

#It depends on six values that must be altered in the following code
#The variables are a, b, n, p, t and h.

#Definition for each variable
#    Input
#a = Drive Crank Radius
#b = Geneva Wheel Radius
#p = Drive Pin Radius
#t = Geneva Wheel Tolerance
#h = Geneva Wheel Height 
#n = Driven Slot Quantity
#    Output
#c = Distance Between Centers
#s = Slot Center Width
#w = Slot Width
#y = Stop Arc Radius
#z = Stop Disc Radius
#v = Clearance Arc

#Please note that you can alter the code so it depends on five values exclusively
#Just replace c, and either a or b with the following
#    Keep value for a
#c = a/math.sin(math.pi/n)
#b = math.sqrt((math.pow(c,2))-(math.pow(a,2)))
#    Keep value for b
#c = b/math.cos(math.pi/n)
#a = math.sqrt((math.pow(c,2))-(math.pow(b,2)))

from __future__ import division
import math
from FreeCAD import Base
from PySide import QtGui, QtCore
from PySide.QtGui import QApplication, QDialog, QMainWindow
import Part
import Draft
class p():


   def Ggear(self):

      try:
         #Inputs
         a = float(self.dCr.text())
         #b = float(self.gWr.text())
         p = float(self.dPd.text())
         t = float(self.gWt.text())
         h = float(self.gWh.text())
         n = float(self.gWn.text())

         #Outputs
         #c = math.sqrt(pow(a,2) + pow(b,2))
         c = a/math.sin(math.pi/n)
         b = math.sqrt((math.pow(c,2))-(math.pow(a,2)))
         s = a + b - c
         w = p + t
         y = a - (3 * p)
         z = y - t
         v = (b * z)/a
         m = math.sqrt((v**2)+(z**2)) # Solves for location of clearance cut axis

         #    Create the Drive Crank (Will be placed on the origin)
         driveCrank = Part.makeCylinder(z, h)
         #driveCrank.translate(Base.Vector(0,0,0))

         #genevaWheelClearanceCut = Part.makeCylinder(b, h)
         #genevaWheelClearanceCut.translate(Base.Vector(-c,0,0))

         genevaWheelClearanceCut = Part.makeCylinder(v, h)
         genevaWheelClearanceCut.translate(Base.Vector(-m,0,0))

         driveCrank = driveCrank.cut(genevaWheelClearanceCut)

         driveCrankBase = Part.makeCylinder((a+(2*p)), h)
         driveCrankBase.translate(Base.Vector(0,0,-h))

         driveCrank = driveCrank.fuse(driveCrankBase)

         drivePin = Part.makeCylinder(p,h)
         drivePin.translate(Base.Vector(-a,0,0))

         driveCrank = driveCrank.fuse(drivePin)

         #    Create the Geneva  Wheel (Will be placed on the x-axis on the left side)
         genevaWheel = Part.makeCylinder(b,h)
         genevaWheel.translate(Base.Vector(-c,0,0))

         stopArc = Part.makeCylinder(y, h)
         stopArc.rotate(Base.Vector(-c,0,0),Base.Vector(0,0,1),(180/n))

         for i in range(int(n)):
            stopArc.rotate(Base.Vector(-c,0,0),Base.Vector(0,0,1),(360/n))
            genevaWheel = genevaWheel.cut(stopArc)

         slotLength = Part.makeBox(s,(2*w),h)
         slotLength.translate(Base.Vector(-a,-w,0))

         slotRadius = Part.makeCylinder(w,h)
         slotRadius.translate(Base.Vector(-a,0,0))

         slot=slotLength.fuse(slotRadius)

         for i in range(int(n)):
            slot.rotate(Base.Vector(-c,0,0),Base.Vector(0,0,1),(360/n))
            genevaWheel = genevaWheel.cut(slot)

         #    Display Result

         Part.show(driveCrank)
         Part.show(genevaWheel)

      except:
         FreeCAD.Console.PrintError("Unable to complete task. Please recheck your data entries.")

      self.close()

   def close(self):
      self.dialog.hide()

   def __init__(self):
      self.dialog = None

      self.dialog = QtGui.QDialog()
      self.dialog.resize(240,100)

      self.dialog.setWindowTitle("Geneva Wheel Macro")
      la = QtGui.QVBoxLayout(self.dialog)

      DCR = QtGui.QLabel("Drive Crank Radius ( A )")
      la.addWidget(DCR)
      self.dCr = QtGui.QLineEdit()
      la.addWidget(self.dCr)

      #GWR = QtGui.QLabel("Geneva Wheel Radius ( B )")
      #la.addWidget(GWR)
      #self.gWr = QtGui.QLineEdit()
      #la.addWidget(self.gWr)

      DPD = QtGui.QLabel("Drive Pin Radius ( C )")
      la.addWidget(DPD)
      self.dPd = QtGui.QLineEdit()
      la.addWidget(self.dPd)

      GWT = QtGui.QLabel("Geneva Wheel Tolerance ( D )")
      la.addWidget(GWT)
      self.gWt = QtGui.QLineEdit()
      la.addWidget(self.gWt)

      GWH = QtGui.QLabel("Geneva Wheel Height")
      la.addWidget(GWH)
      self.gWh = QtGui.QLineEdit()
      la.addWidget(self.gWh)

      GWN = QtGui.QLabel("Driven Slot Quantity")
      la.addWidget(GWN)
      self.gWn = QtGui.QLineEdit()
      la.addWidget(self.gWn)

      #
      # - Include graphic image in dialog window - 
      #
      # Insure that image is in the same directory as this Macro.
      # Image should be available from same source as Macro.
      #
  
      import os
      macro_dir = os.path.dirname(__file__)
      self.PiX = QtGui.QLabel()
      self.PiX.setPixmap(os.path.join(macro_dir, "GW_Dim.png"))

      hbox = QtGui.QHBoxLayout()
      hbox.addStretch()
      hbox.addWidget(self.PiX)
      hbox.addStretch()
      
      la.addSpacing(15)
      la.addLayout(hbox)
      la.addSpacing(15)

      # - End Image layout -

      okbox = QtGui.QDialogButtonBox(self.dialog)
      okbox.setOrientation(QtCore.Qt.Horizontal)
      okbox.setStandardButtons(QtGui.QDialogButtonBox.Cancel|QtGui.QDialogButtonBox.Ok)
      la.addWidget(okbox)
      QtCore.QObject.connect(okbox, QtCore.SIGNAL("accepted()"), self.Ggear)
      QtCore.QObject.connect(okbox, QtCore.SIGNAL("rejected()"), self.close)
      QtCore.QMetaObject.connectSlotsByName(self.dialog)
      self.dialog.show()
      self.dialog.exec_()

p()


Links

This Macro is based on Macro Geneva Wheel