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Original Article Date: July 29, 1999
ErgoMan can bendover backwards with MicroStations 3D tools!
Dear Inga, What would a chair look like if our knees bent in the opposite direction?
Dear Knock-Kneed, In response to your question....I have to ask "Does the waist also bend in the opposite direction?" If so, then the chair remains as it is, you just simply turn it around and sit in it 'backwards'.
Now, on the other hand, if the waist does not bend in the opposite direction, you'll want to use MicroStation J to assist you in solving this problem.
Using Rob Brown's ErgoMan design file and the animation tools found in MicroStation J, you'll be able to easily manipulate Ergomans joints to facilitate the design of a new Ergochair!
You can get your copy of ErgoMan at:
Hope this answers your question,
Your MicroStation Therapist
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