There is a new Beta version of the Linkage program. I changed the software so gears are now links and you can add connectors to them. The gear and those other connectors are always going to move together so there is no reason to fasten gears to links anymore… except that a gear on an anchor still needs to be fastened to the anchor to keep it from spinning freely.

The files are here:

Windows Vista, 8, 10, etc…:

64 bit version of the program:

And the Windows XP version with reduced graphics capability:

The documentation can also be downloaded separately if needed:

There are a few other small changes to selecting elements to improve on some problems with selecting elements. I also threw in a change to show the gear that is meshed with the selected gear using a dashed line circle. This should help better identify gears that are meshed.