Micro ball and socket parts

Re: [Parts in Progress] Re: Micro ball and socket parts

Official parts 2508, 2736, 3184, 3614, 3731, 4089, 6571, 6572, 6574, 6628, 41895 are now back at the PT.

But they don't use the new ball-primitive yet, because I have some issues with them.

Why do the 8-ball-prim have an extra section of 4-4cyli?
I can't use joint-8-ballb.dat in part 3614.

I don't like the looks of the "joint-8-socket-fricta.dat"-primitive.
The pictures of the new sockets I can find show something else than the current design.
It should have rounded, softer corners and the hole is also rounded and spherical, not square or semi-cylindrical.
I doubt that the current design allow correct sideways movement.

I don't like the extemly long file names.
As an active author working in LDDP I do most of my editing in a text editor, and don't want to type it all out every time.
Please consider a shorter name for these new primitives.

I don't like to remove the word Towball from the descriptions. It has been present for many years now and is established.
If it is removed, let's add it as a keyword.

I'll gladly use them, but let's all agree and discuss it here, before I start integrating them.
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Micro ball and socket parts - by Tim Gould - 2013-07-22, 23:50
Re: [Parts in Progress] Re: Micro ball and socket parts - by Magnus Forsberg - 2014-01-06, 11:24

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