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Re: New LinkageDesigner application for mechanical design with Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg61789] Re: [mg61778] New LinkageDesigner application for mechanical design with Mathematica
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 00:43:18 -0400 (EDT)
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What about X3D?
On 10/29/05, Wolfram Research <newsdesk at> wrote:
> LinkageDesigner, a new application package for virtual
> prototyping of linkages with Mathematica, provides an environment
> for modeling complex mechanisms with minimal effort. Its complete
> integration with Mathematica opens the door to time-saving
> algebraic optimization and problem-solving methods for computer-
> aided mechanism design and CAD-CAM-CNC integration.
> Features of LinkageDesigner include:
> * Automatic generation of nonredundant loop-closing equations for
>   single and multiple loops
> * Detection of non-feasible and lock-up mechanisms while defining
>   the model
> * Parametrized linkage definitions for identical treatment of 2D
>   and 3D mechanisms
> * New flexible and user-extensible LinkageData data type for
>   storage of all information associated with a mechanism
> * Easy copying of LinkageData objects between mechanisms
> * Calculation of translational velocity, angular velocity, and
>   higher-order derivatives of any links in the linkage in closed
>   form
> * Visualization and animation of linkages in Mathematica
>   notebooks
> * Export to Dynamic Visualizer, LiveGraphics3D, or VRML97
> Developed and supported by Dr. Gábor Erdos of Bit-Plié 2003 Bt,
> LinkageDesigner is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix,
> and compatible systems. It is designed for use with Mathematica
> 5.0 or higher.
> More information is available at:


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