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Question asked by Gerald Davis on Nov 12, 2007
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2007 by Dan Riffell
First, the good news. Using the SW08 path mate with z axis roll control does a pretty decent job of controlling the flipping mates - much better than SW07.

The less than good news is that there are a ton of ways to get mates to flip in this model if you don't follow the perfect mating paradigm.

The shocker for me was how long it took to mate this chain. I hope a Motion Study Product Developer will open the attached assembly, delete the mates and then try to recreate this model.

It is a shame that the advanced mates take so many mouse clicks to invoke.

More bad news (for me) is that my workstation doesn't have enough horse power to show the chain in motion. I can't play even a limited motion study (I could do a full sprocket and chain rotation in SW07). There's a thread in this forum with an attached movie that I made with SW07.

I'm hoping that one of my peers with a great new bit of computer will try generating an AVI of this. I'd like to know how many hours it takes.

I suspect this is going to need a 64GHZ 16core with 4 ectabyes (available sometime in 2012).

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