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What unit is "SetForce" on a revolute joint?

asked 2018-08-06 16:07:20 -0500

JakobWelner gravatar image

I have not been able to determine the unit used for applying force to a joint with SetForce(). I assume that its argument is Torque [Nm] but I didn't find it in the documentation and must admit that the name of the method confuses me a bit?

Is there a reason why there is no SetTorque() method on joints?

Thanks in advance

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answered 2018-08-07 08:43:46 -0500

updated 2018-08-07 09:15:08 -0500

From experiments, I can confirm that, for rotational joints, SetForce()'s effort argument is in N/m - at least with the ODE backend.

As to why it's SetForce() instead of SetTorque(), the devs wanted to cover both rotational and prismatic joints.

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