I have no idea if this is the right subforum or not, if it's not I apologize in advance. Anyways, on to the question:
I work in the repair industry and the type of work that I do is performing gearbox audits on a variety of equipment. The audit's are performed using faro measurement equipment using polyworks software. Recently I've been building models of the cases to be measured as a way of depicting what is being audited and for relaying the information in reports. I'm wanting to take this a step further and show what effects gear misalignment would have on the gearing, e.g.: Go out measure a case, have an in-plane misalignment of n and an out-of-plane misalignment of x. Open my model in solidworks and misalign the case by n & x then run a simulation that would give (hopefully) a correlation between a theoretical result of the misalignment and the actual results of the misalignment observed on the gear pattern.
Any suggestions? Ideally I would be able to model the gearing then overlay a color map that would show the most likely areas of heavy wear and then relate that in my report.