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by Wilsonator
29 Sep 2015, 18:51
Forum: General questions
Topic: Damping link with two spherical joints
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

Damping link with two spherical joints

So I have a link in my robot that is connected by two spherical joints (see below). In reality there is some friction that prevents a build-up of inertia when the link is in operation. In simulation since spherical joints can only be passive these links build up energy until they are spinning about ...
by Wilsonator
29 Sep 2015, 01:45
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Closing of a link of chains
Replies: 0
Views: 2011

Closing of a link of chains

As per my question in this forum post ( http://www.forum.coppeliarobotics.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4325 ), I found it pretty involved just to snap a geometric constraint together to close a link. I would be nice if a feature for snapping together the closing link (pair of dummy links) of two open cha...
by Wilsonator
29 Sep 2015, 00:45
Forum: General questions
Topic: How do I close a link of chains while building model?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: How do I close a link of chains while building model?

Thanks for the response. Still pretty involved just to snap together a geometrically constraint set of links, but more intuitive than undo.
by Wilsonator
25 Sep 2015, 22:39
Forum: General questions
Topic: How do I close a link of chains while building model?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: How do I close a link of chains while building model?

Update so far on my solution. When I run the simulator with dynamics off and GCS on, I get the joints to conincide properly. When I stop the simulation they revert to their previous un-linked states. However, if I go edit>undo (or cntrl-z) they will revert to the simulation orientation where they ha...
by Wilsonator
25 Sep 2015, 19:49
Forum: General questions
Topic: How do I close a link of chains while building model?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

How do I close a link of chains while building model?

When building my model I have a closed parallelogram type chain of links. The problem is when I want to close this chain with two dummy links at the ends of the separate open trees I do not know how to get the model to orient itself properly to close the chain. If I run a simulation with dynamics of...