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DRoam
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Attach sliding object to roller chain

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02-11-2013 11:23 AM

I've got a chain that runs between two sprockets. In between the sprockets is a slider that needs to be attached to the chain so that the rolling of the chain moves the slider back and forth. See the picture below:

 

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Right now the chain just runs straight through the slider, it isn't connected at all. I can't find any way to tell Inventor that this slider is connected to the chain. Is this possible?

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JDMather
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Re: Attach sliding object to roller chain

02-11-2013 11:51 AM in reply to: DRoam

What version of Inventor do you have?

Do you have Inventor Professional with Dynamic Simulation?

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DRoam
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Re: Attach sliding object to roller chain

02-11-2013 02:17 PM in reply to: JDMather

Sorry, forgot to mention that. I have Inventor 2013 Product Design Suite. So no, I don't have dynamic simulation, so I guess it really isn't terribly necessary for me to do this, except that it would look better and give a more accurate estimate of the necessary chain length.

 

Also, in case I ever do want to do something like this when I can use dynamic simulation, it'd be nice to know.

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