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How can I create a Rolling Ball in SimMechanics?

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Ingo
Ingo on 25 Jul 2014
Answered: Janne Salomäki on 6 Feb 2015
Hello,
I want to create a rolling ball on a beam with Simmechanics Second Generation. But how can I realize a ball who is rolling on a ramp? I can only create a ball on a ramp using "Prismatic Joint". But then the ball does not roll, it slip!
Best regards, Ingo

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Maximilian
Maximilian on 1 Aug 2014
I don't believe there is a way to truly represent rolling of a ball, but you may want to check out the rack and pinion constraint. It may be adequate for your application.

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