jim_monte - 2006-04-17


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

Jim Monte