Release 5.2 and 5.3 Beta available for Gear Production Suite

This is to inform our customer base that the Sub Release 5.2 is now ready for installation. Use the link GPS Overview V5.0-V5.2 rev5 to access overview of recent changes in this and the Release 5-0 and Release 5.1.

A summary of these are;

General Improvements

  • IGES export for GIBBsCAM

Gear Design Pro

  • Export B-Spline surface for Spur & Helical and Bevel
  • Additional tolerances on major design parameters including centre distance

Load Analysis Model

  • Export surface with micro-geometry (Advanced)
  • Import true shape of deflection across tooth from gearbox model
  • Up to 4 versions of surface modifications saved in GPS
  • Load analysis for bevels transmission error and contact stress given duty cycle and shaft alignment (Standard)
  • Load model for planetary systems (Basic)

Machine Centre

  • Improved report options
  • Bevel tool design for forging and injection molding
  • Export form with micro-geometry (Advanced)
  • Force balance for hob and grind (Advanced)

Gearbox Model

  • Improved report options
  • Import NASTRAN data sets

Any customer with a valid maintenance or lease contract can update straight away by contacting us at and we will be happy to discuss these changes and their implications for your company at if requested.

Current development for Release 5.3 due is progressing well and will be ready for September 2016 in time for IMTS, Chicago.