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how to connect an object between two curved objects and adjust the length depending on distance

Question asked by Stefan Geissdoerfer on Mar 25, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2020 by Glenn Schroeder

finding it hard to describe but in essence i am looking to connect a straight rope (drawn as solid and straight extruded cylinder) between two lines in an assembly and change the length of the rope depending on the distance between the two lines. I would rather not redraw the object every time.


each top and bottom curve is also an object (pipe) in itself.


I attached a quick sketch and the photo below. This is for the hangers of a suspension bridge to make this problem more understandable. 

Also some suggestion how to best mate in essence two ropes together would be appreciated. 


Thank you very much for your help.