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Is there a method by which an angular limit to the 3 rotations in a Ball Mate can be achieved?

StephenGStephenG Member Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
edited June 26 in Community Support
The Ball Mate doesn't allow a range of min/max angles for the 3 degrees of rotational freedom.

Trying to restrict angular movement to reflect a hard interference limit in an mechanism.

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  • StephenGStephenG Member Posts: 279 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the advice. I tried it and it worked.
    However I only needed 1 parallel mate to achieve the desired effect.

    Note: I used a surface as a the dummy part.

    (Comment: Shame the Ball mate doesn't have a rudimentary way to limit the amount of rotation about the rotational 3 DOF.) 
  • mahirmahir Member, Developers Posts: 993 ✭✭✭✭
    Glad it worked out for you. Yeah, one parallel mate makes sense. For some reason I thought the Z rotation DOF needed to be removed, but it doesn't.
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