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Help with contact areas


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I would like to be able to contrain my model in such a way that when two surface come into contact they can go no further. I have a simple jig here, the top half is hinged and I would like the model to stop on the two black standoffs when horizontal and the angled stops when lifted.

Cheers, ScottView attachment 509


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use joint axis setting to limit the rotation angle. First measure the angles , i mean max. and minimum or start and end. Enter these two angles in the joint axix setting limit.

If you can't do it let me know and I will do it for you.