Monday, November 9, 2009

Rhino Assembly 1.0 released!

Rhino Assembly is the first product from Driving Dimensions line for Rhinoceros. It is a powerful tool for bottom-up assembly design and kinematics simulation using geometric constraints and driving dimensions compatible with the capabilities of mainstream MCAD software packages.
With Rhino Assembly you can easily position your rigid 3D parts with respect to each other by specifying assembly constraints (fixation, concentricity, coincidence, parallelism, perpendicularity, tangency, rigid sets) and driving dimensions (distance and angle) between their faces and edges. The Driving Dimensions plug-in automatically satisfies all constraints and dimensions making a consistent assembly from existing parts. An assembled mechanism can then be animated by varying a parameter of one or more of of its driving dimensions. Assembly Manager tool allows easy navigation over all assembly constraints and driving dimensions imposed on geometric elements of a designed model.

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