greets all.. got a little 'dohickey' i'm drawing that consists of sprockets and chains (and associated motors and shafts)...
i would like to "show" the chain.. but i dont want to model it as a component. (nor have to draw it link by link)
i'm looking to add sort of a volumetric "place holder".. that tells me "this is where the chain is"
anyway to really do that? do i sketch a cross section of chain (rectangle) and sweep it along the chain path, over the sprockets? will i be able to mate that?
it'd be great to actually have the chain "hang" on the sprockets.. and see the slack when i change the sprockets distances. but i'm guess'n i'm asking for a little too much there.
thanks again you folks have been a great help,