Trouble with placement of parts in Robot Mesh Mimic

#1

I’m really having trouble fitting parts together in the Robot Mesh Studio. The holes and pegs keep missing each other, and they never fit quite right. The auto-placement tool is a bit difficult to use and sometimes does not work properly either. The tutorials I have found on the forum are all from 2016, and the links do not work. So I’m wondering if anyone has any new resources or advice. Thanks!

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#2

Here is a more recent tutorial video that shows how to use the auto tool. I’m just starting with this myself, but the auto tool seems to work better if the peg and hole are facing the same direction to begin with. Also notice that the green highlighted part of the peg is what will be placed in the hole.

It is part of a series, go to the RobotMesh user in YouTube to see the full playlist.

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#3

Thanks for the tip about the playlist, I’ll definitely be checking that out. I have seen this video, but unfortunately, the program just doesn’t seem to run as smoothly on my computer, which is a chromebook. The peg would be just a tad too far right, I’d move it left, and then it’s a tad too far left, which is infuriating. It doesn’t let me move it the amount I want. Is anyone else having this problem?

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#4

I have not experienced that issue with the mimics. In some applications you need to zoom in to get better resolution. Try zooming all the way in when placing the peg.

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#5

I also just noticed that there are toolbar options for the grid resolution. Try adjusting the grid size.

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#6

It worked!!! Thank you so much!

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#7

Yeah, the Mimic editor is a 3d modeling and physics application, which is a bit outside of a Chromebook’s typical wheelhouse. As you have discovered, the Mimic simulaiton will run, but it will be quite unhappy about how little hardware it has to do its job with.

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