winzip icon


Submitted on: 9/16/2016 4:49:52 AM
By: Emilio P.G. Ficara  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 5 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
Views: 6002
author picture
     Program written in VB6 starting from a graphical example found on Gambas2 (Linux Visual Basic). The original program shows an animation of moving gears and I had the idea to make a new program to generate the G-Code for a CNC machine to create a physical gear. I made in the past a program to generate very simple gears in GFA-Basic under Win3.1 (16 bits); you can find it navigating my web site. Respect to the previous one, this VB6 program generates a different shape and a bit 'more "refined" teeth. The input boxes allows to define the number of teeth, its height, the radius of the central hole and the gear outer radius. The Z axis movements are not generated in the output file, but there is a remark in the output list (the G-Code) that indicates where to place UP and DOWN movements of Z axis. The output file is generated when you click the GO button, on the same directory where the executable is placed. The "gear-nn.cnc" file is generated, where nn is the number of teeth set for gear. The output of the program has been tested with NCPlot v1.1, software downloaded from the Internet. The measures (inches or millimeters) depend on the machine settings. In the program they are used in absolute numbers (three decimal places). The gear center always has coordinates X = 0, Y = 0; the minimum number of teeth 5 is accepted.

winzip iconDownload code

Note: Due to the size or complexity of this submission, the author has submitted it as a .zip file to shorten your download time. Afterdownloading it, you will need a program like Winzip to decompress it.Virus note:All files are scanned once-a-day by Planet Source Code for viruses, but new viruses come out every day, so no prevention program can catch 100% of them. For your own safety, please:
  1. Re-scan downloaded files using your personal virus checker before using it.
  2. NEVER, EVER run compiled files (.exe's, .ocx's, .dll's etc.)--only run source code.
  3. Scan the source code with Minnow's Project Scanner

If you don't have a virus scanner, you can get one at many places on the net

Report Bad Submission
Use this form to tell us if this entry should be deleted (i.e contains no code, is a virus, etc.).
This submission should be removed because:

Your Vote

What do you think of this code (in the Intermediate category)?
(The code with your highest vote will win this month's coding contest!)
Excellent  Good  Average  Below Average  Poor (See voting log ...)

Other User Comments

 There are no comments on this submission.

Add Your Feedback
Your feedback will be posted below and an email sent to the author. Please remember that the author was kind enough to share this with you, so any criticisms must be stated politely, or they will be deleted. (For feedback not related to this particular code, please click here instead.)

To post feedback, first please login.