FCGear Workbench

From FreeCAD Documentation
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Additional Workbench for FreeCAD to create different types of gears, involute gear, involute rack, cycloide gear, bevel gear.



Detailed description: Macro_FCGear


  • Involutegear Creates involute gear
  • Involuterack. Creates involute rack
  • Cycloidegear Creates cycloide gear
  • Bevelgear Creates bevel gear

Drop down menu

  • FCGear menu1.png


  • Gearworkbech.png: FCGear icon


Automatic installation

See Installing

From GitHub


Use only with FreeCAD version > 0.16

Linux Installation Instructions (From GitHub)

Windows Installation Instructions (7/8/8.1/10) (From GitHub)

  • download ZIP-archive by clicking on button in top right corner
  • go to FreeCAD-Macro-Folder (inside FreeCAD, choose "Edit > Preferences > General > Macro to see Macro Path)
  • if you haven't changed the standard settings, it should be "C:\Users\Your_Windows_User_Name\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD"
  • \appdata is a HIDDEN folder, so you may have to change the settings of the file explorer to see it
  • create a sub-folder called "FCGear"
  • make sure to copy files and folders EXACTLY as shown above to the just created sub-folder
  • restart FreeCAD and the workbench should appear in the pull-down menu
  • within FreeCAD you can choose "Tools > Customize > Workbenches" to enable/disable workbenches

Mac Installation Instructions (not tested) (From GitHub)

  • Copy or unzip the FCgear-folder to the directory FreeCAD.app/Contents/Mod where FreeCAD.app is the folder where FreeCAD is installed.

Links to Gear WB

Other useful links