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How to mate two ends of a pulley system in an assembly

Question asked by Kevin Andrews on Jul 11, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2017 by Kevin Andrews

I did a generic search for this answer and I was not able to find what I was looking for.

 

I have two gates (well, one is a "cage") and I am trying to set it up so that as one gate opens, the other one closes: See the system in the open stage below:

If you look at the top of the unit, you will see that I have a sprocket and two idler sprockets (tension sprockets if you will):

Also note that I have a chain link modeled on top of a screw rod...there is a matching setup on the opposing gate. While i am not really looking to make this as an animation, I would like to show this in motion...so, as I manually lower the gate that is up, the other gate will rise.

 

How can I mate all of this together so that it will illustrate (manually) what I am trying to achieve?

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