Abstract

In this paper we present Spades, an interactive graphics based software package for SPAtial mechanism DESign. The program provides a platform for the synthesis of a mechanism that guides a body through either three or four prescribed positions in space.

The purpose of this work is to assemble the current spatial 4C synthesis theory into a software package that is useful for spatial mechanism design and research.

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