0 Replies Latest reply on May 23, 2018 3:04 AM by Wes Inskeep

    Creating a flexible limiting strap?

    Wes Inskeep

      I'm trying to create a limit strap for an assembly.  The assembly moves freely along a set of linked constraints, and I am trying to create a flexible strap that will distort when compressed and straighten when extended, and also limit the travel of the assembly. 

       

      The strap is constrained by two pins, one on a fixed part of the assembly, the other on the moving part.  They are parallel and can be predictably calculated for distance. 

       

      I started by creating a "skeleton" drawing by constraining four elements that add up to the correct distance, then building a spline using the constrained endpoints for reference.  I can't seem to make that relate to the assembly though.

       

      I am a self-taught newbie at this, so I'm starting to wade into deep water here.  I understand that "Flexible" doesn't mean what I thought it did too... which is a challenge. 

       


      Any thoughts? 

       

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