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Constraining a peg to a groove

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06-05-2012 08:18 AM

I have to constrain a peg to a groove to allow it to move guided by it.  The groove is made with a sweep of a rectangle guided by a path made of straight lines and arcs.  I am only able to constrain the peg to either the straight portions or the arc portions of the groove but not to the complete groove.  Is there any way to allow the peg to slide along the entire groove?

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Re: Constraining a peg to a groove

06-05-2012 08:29 AM in reply to: elmotors

Transistional Constraint.

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Re: Constraining a peg to a groove

06-05-2012 01:17 PM in reply to: elmotors

Hi elmotors,

 

As JDMather said, you'll want to use a Transistional Constraint. Attached is simple example  to reference.

 

I hope this helps.
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