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April 2022

Linkage Program

Improvements to Spline/Cam Features

Thanks to a user, I fixed a few bugs in the spline/cam simulation code. Splines that are not fastened to a link or connector are now treated as part of the “ground” and can be used as cam-like shapes without producing simulation errors. Speaking of connectors; a cam…

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Snappy XO

I was just looking at and their site mentioned that they had the first planar linkage design software. I sent a contact form letting them know of their mistake and I got a really nice reply from the CEO that he knows they are not the first…

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Computers & Programming, Linkage Program

Simulation Woes

I had a running error, or something like that, in the Linkage program. I had targeted 30 frames per second for animations and I used a 33 millisecond target time for each frame. If a frame took less than 33 milliseconds to compute and draw, I would add…

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