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Curved Slider paths

I have not gotten to the more complicated sliding connector situations and have only dealt with the simple cases so far. The simple cases like the one in the image below was not too difficult to implement. Curved Slider Path The mechanism in the picture above has a…

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Curved Slider Path

A user asked me about curved links in the Linkage program. I think that it is safe to say that curved slider paths is the desired feature because the visual representation of a link is fairly meaningless. It is the connectors that matter. Straight Sliding Connector The straight…

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Links on Sliders

The code was fairly simple to write and I had a few minutes to spare today while running some long tests on other code. The video shows a few variations of the multiple slider mechanisms. The sliding connectors must have the exact same sliding radius for these to…

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Link as a Curved Path

This video shows how a link may look when it represents just the curved slider path and nothing else. I may also implement this for links with more than two connectors although it will be harder to make solid links look this good. Link as a Curved Path

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Better Drawings of Links

There are currently two ways to show links in the Linkage software: The link is drawn as a polygon using the outer-most connectors to define the shape, and drawn as a solid object with the connector circles giving the appearance of holes within a larger polygon with rounded…

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New Linkage Beta Test

Get the Beta Linkage here! If you need this Beta program for Windows XP, send me an email and I’ll send it to you… There’s a new beta test version of the Linkage program. This new version has some bug fixes for things like the crash that sometimes…

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Linkage Bug/Feature List

I’m getting more requests for features in the Linkage program than ever before. I am now using Axosoft issue tracking software to keep track of bugs and feature requests. Here’s the current list that I generated from user emails and from my memory of things that I want….

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New Linkage 2.9.5 Ready

I have a new contract job that involves the Windows Phone and I can’t make any changes to the Linkage program for a few months. Since I have some interesting features in the latest version, I wanted to share it. This new version, available here, has some recent…

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Archimedes Trammel

It’s really just a trammel thing that somehow got named after Archimedes. At least that’s one story I read. Archimedes Trammel in Action I had to add grid and element snapping for sliding connectors in the latest (not yet available) Linkage program. That was a tough feature to…

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Sample Linkage Mechanisms

Download samples and experiments for the Linkage mechanism designer and simulator.    Hoberman Circle Mechanism based on the well-known Hoberman Sphere mechanism by Chuck Hoberman. Download the file: hoberman.linkage2 Watch the video: Grasshopper Beam Engine Download the file: grasshoppervar.linkage2 Watch the video: Owl Pussycat Mechanism Reverse engineered mechanism based…

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