#27: Roller Chain Simulation

Utilize NX Mechatronics Concept Designer to simulate a roller chain mechanism in NX.

Download the finished setup (NX10)




  1. There is a failure trying to open the assembly file.
    However, individual parts open without any problem.

    The error message is:

    “Could not open C:\roller_chain_animation_MCD.prt
    Part renderer is not compatible with the currently assigned renderer in the NX Session.”

    • Hi Milim,

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ve updated the download files, so it should work now. The issue occured due to the fact that I am testing the new IRay+ capabilites which is still in beta. I managed to work around it, but the joints and animations within the MCD application disappeared unfortunately. Still, the geometry is available and properly positioned.

      Sorry for the inconvenience. Let me know if you still experience issues.


  2. It opens fine.
    Now the hard part begins, and it is reproduce what you have done. 😉
    Thank you so much.

  3. Hello Magnus,
    Interesting model!
    If you don’t want to create all the HingeJoints, send me an email…

    • Interesting! You have a quickfix for setting up the joints more efficiently?


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