3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2016 7:57 AM by Brad Phelan

    Find transform to make solid bodies just touch

    Brad Phelan

      If I have two solid bodies

       

      IBody2 body0;

      IBody2 body1;

       

      and a vector for a direction

       

      IMathVector direction;

       

      How can I find the distance I have to move body1 along direction so that body1 and body2 are just touching.

       

       

      Maybe there is an API function that returns the minimum distance between two bodies and I can use this to write a solver??

       

      The use case is to try and mate a tool body against a surface by move the tool along a specific machine direction.