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Joint friction without using 3D contact?

Question asked by Dave Kolacz on Mar 13, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2009 by Dave Kolacz
I am trying to model a gear train in CosmosMotion 2008. The intent is to determine how the efficiency varies with mis-alignment of the gears. I am using 3D contact (precise) for the gear teeth. Friction from the shafts needs to be included to determine efficiency. I know I can use 3D contact surfaces for the shaft but that really slows down the analysis.

Is there a way to generate joint friction (shaft through a hole) in CosmosMotion 2008 without using 3D contacts?