We will join the tool to the Belt at two separate 'anchor' Points, like Pins on a Chain.
In this Step, we use a new set of Piggyback Sliders to give the second 'anchor' point.
This Piggyback Slider Set is the same as the first set, but it runs before[ahead of, sooner than] the Master-Machine-Angle by 30º.
This means we can have 12 Tools along the length of the Belt. (360/30 = 12)
There is far less to model that the first Piggyback Sliders. We can:
|•||Reuse the horizontal Line in the Base-Part.|
|•||Reuse the X and Y motions for the Sliders.|
NOTE: Remember - you can use the Motion-Path tool to add as many Motion-Points along the Motion-Path as you like. However, we do not have a Motion-Path in this Tutorial.
See Tutorial 16: Motion-Path FB and Blend-Curves
Add Piggyback Sliders - Slider Set 2
Add the new Sliders:
We give names: X-Slider1 and Y-Slider1 to the Sliders we added in Step 15.1. Here we will add two new Sliders, We will rename them to X-Slider2 and Y-Slider2.
| STEP 1: ||Add Sliding-Part, to the same Line as 'X-Slider1' |
| STEP 2: ||Edit the new Sliding-Part, Add a Vertical Line. Close the Part-Editor|
| STEP 3: ||Add a Sliding-Part to the vertical Line|
| STEP 4: ||Add a Motion-Dimension FB to the Sliding-Part that moves along the horizontal Line - rename it to X-Slider2|
Tip: When you select the Slide-Joint as the first element for the Motion-Dimension FB, it not easy to identify the 'narrow rectangles' on the Line in the Base-Part as they are identical. It is easier to identify and select the 'wide rectangle' on the moving Part.
| STEP 5: ||Add a Motion-Dimension FB to the Sliding-Part that moves along the vertical Line - rename it to Y-Slider2 |
| STEP 6: ||Edit the Base-Value of the new Motion-Dimension FBs to the same as the First set of Piggyback Sliders|
Tip: Use Step forward a number of times to move the first Slider-Set along the Belt path.
Add the Function-Blocks