6DOF Constraint for a Cylindrical Coordinate System?
Does anyone know of a way to create a mechanism constraint which will let me define translational limits in a cylindrical coordinate system? The closest thing I could find is a 6DOF constraint, but this creates constraints in a Cartesian coordinate system: the translational constraints can only be defined in terms of planes. This creates a rectangular region of allowable translation. What I'd like is a cylindrical region.
I'm working on a suspension system and I'm trying to model the allowable radial and axial displacements of the bushing sleeves of the various suspension links. The 6DOF constraint above works, but defining the translation limits in terms of planes would allow for non-uniform radial displacement (hypotenuse of X translation with Y translation).
Is there a cylindrical 6DOF constraint set? Anyone know of any pro/workarounds?
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