Hey, this is Leo from team 033Z. I was just wondering what the best CAD program for chain movement. Our team is trying to CAD a lift that uses chain but we can't find a software that allows chain movement.
Solidworks can model moving chain, but there is little practical purpose in doing so. When I design machinery (I'm a manufacturing engineer), I sketch something looking like a belt to represent the chain for the sake of appearances and checking clearances and operation. Actually modeling moving chain looks cool in a rendering but just slows down regeneration of the models.
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