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Fastening Gears with Linkage

The whole “fastening” thing is a bit troublesome for me. I originally wanted to be able to move drawing elements with links and decided to allow “fastening.” This worked pretty well, though there is a bug where deleting a fastened element somehow causes a crash. But fastening isn’t…

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New Linkage Beta

I have a new Beta test version of the Linkage program. This version has an okay link triangle handling feature as well as a few connector alignment tweaks. it also has a way of selecting links and connectors by name or identifier. It’s still all being tested by…

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Link Triangles Working, Sort Of…

I have a first draft working for the link triangle simulation. Like I said recently, I am opting to support the most common type of link triangle configuration and ignoring all others. Here are videos of the two variations of supported link triangles: What I did on this…

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New Linkage 3.3.5 Available

I got my new code singing certificate and I fixed a few minor bugs. Super short dimension lines were becoming infinite due to the space calculated for the arrow heads. There was also a problem with gear and link rotation angles that went wrong after about two rotations…

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Working with Link Triangles

I have a plan. It’s not a very good plan, but it is a plan. The mechanism above presents a problem that I have written about a few times in the past. The EGJ triangle is what I call a “link triangle.” It is a set of links…

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No Linkage For a Short Time

Somehow, I missed that my code signing certificate was about to expire. And Symantec needs me to do the whole notarized identification thing to renew it. This means that I can’t produce a new Linkage program with a bug fix that I wanted to distribute, at least not…

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Last Beta Before Release

This is the last Beta version of Linkage 3.3. Get this Beta version here: http://www.rectorsquid.com/temp/linkage.msi The video seems to be working properly and so does the image export. It’s almost time to release the new Direct2D version of the Linkage program. And wow do those smooth lines look…

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Direct2D Linkage Beta

I am mostly done with the smooth drawing version of the Linkage program. I am using it on a high-DPI screen so more testing is needed to make sure everything works right for everyone else. But since it is close, I have a Beta version available for anyone…

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