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Old   November 14, 2016, 05:07
Default Cretae auotmatic connected geomety packed bed of spheres
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I have a packed bed of spheres. I would like to have all of the connected at the contact points.
I would like to have a cylinder connecting a pair of spheres (forming mini-dumbells).
Is there option in design modeller which creates automatic connection between two bodies which are in a distance lesser than a limit we prescribe ( combine into single body below a tolerance)
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I have the same problem.and have you already fixed it?
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I couldn't find any solution ... At present i am making slightly overlapped spheres..

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you can move bodies by "Create< Body Transformation< Translate" in DM if that helps!
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The first later is created like kspi mentioned and the layer above as a copy...to avoid fine meshing required close to the point of contact of spheres.. I was facing the issue.. For which I use slightly overlapping spheres...

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