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jim_monte
2006-04-17
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  • jim_monte
    jim_monte
    2006-04-17

    Hi,

    Suppose I am making a chain with 500 links
    which differ only in position.  Would it be
    possible to define a sort of template link which
    can be instantiated and translated to each of
    the 500 appropriate locations to avoid having
    something like lnk001.r ... lnk500.r?

    I was wondering if someone could also clarify
    the issue of overlap.  Considering that same
    chain, what, if anything, bad happend if two
    links share a common edge? Due to rounding errors
    associated with floating point representation
    and calculations, what is really a common edge
    may appear to be an overlapped volume.  How would
    this affect the situation?  Thanks for any
    information.

    Jim Monte