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Linkage Program

Darned Planetary Gears

I thought that the Linkage program, with the addition of external gears, would handle a planetary transmission just fine. I was wrong. Aside from the issue of having to drive this with a chain, which is necessary because making the center connector of the gear train an input…

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Slider Bug in Linkage Software

I found a really weird sliding connector bug. If the connectors B and C are very very close to vertical but not quite exactly vertical, a math problem causes the mechanism to fail at a seemingly random position. In this case, I saw it fail about 3/4 of…

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Better Beta: Linkage Printing

I finally figured out why printing was screwy when printing full size on multiple sheets. There was a mistake in the pages not being centered on the right spot in the document. So check out the latest Beta: http://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkage.msi http://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkageXP.msi http://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkage64.msi

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Linkage Beta–Gear are Links

There is a new Beta version of the Linkage program. I changed the software so gears are now links and you can add connectors to them. The gear and those other connectors are always going to move together so there is no reason to fasten gears to links…

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