how do i simulate this simple mechanism
i have made simple point curve joint
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when i apply roll curve joint, the mechanism can be simulated
but when i apply slide curve joint it does not
why is it so
When you apply roll curve joint, you are eliminating the rotation freedom of "Part2". Because it is rolling with touch condition. DOF = 0
But in slide curve joint, there is no description for the rotational movement restriction. So you see DOF = 1. So you can not simulate.
In mechanism simulation, you have to eliminate all movement after commands selected. There is 6 freedom of movement of a rigid body in three-dimensional space. These are translation in three perpendicular axes and orientation through rotation about three perpendicular axes.