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No Curve on Wheel

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No Curve on Wheel

Hey Everybody,

We're currently working with the FTC Kit of Parts and are attempting to model our robot driving over a surface (in particular an angled ramp) using the Mechanism application.

However, when attempting to create CAM Connections between the wheels and the surface, the wheels do not have an outside curve. We checked to see if this was a problem with the models themselves, and as far as we can tell, the wheel part itself does not have a curve that we can see on the outside edge of the tire.

Can anyone provide any insight on how to connect the outer edge of the wheel to the surface?

Here's a link to the part if anyone needs it (also attached)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2650398/wheel_101mm_4-in_2011.prt

Thanks!

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Re: No Curve on Wheel

I'm not able to look at the part right now, but I was wondering if you could create the curve on the wheel. Create a planar Xsec through the wheel where you want the curve, then create a 3D curve using the Xsec option.

Regards,

Kevin