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CamToPlane1
3D

CamToPlane1[cnum, locuspoint, {alpha, guess}, {beta, guess}, plane] models a cam surface with a planar follower.
• The locus of locuspoint defines the cam surface as a function of the symbols alpha and beta (locuspoint must be defined as a parametric function of alpha and beta).
CamToPlane1 enforces that the surface of the 3D cam profile lies tangent to the plane.
CamToPlane1 constrains one degree of freedom.

CamToPlane1 generates three constraint equations and introduces two new variables, alpha and beta, hence constraining one degree of freedom.
• The first equation constrains the point of contact to lie on the plane, and the second and third equations constrain the normal to the cam profile at the contact point to be orthogonal to the plane.
• See also:
CamToLine1, SetConstraints, SysCon.


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