The complete pole configuration of a planar n-link mechanism having one instantaneous degree of mobility, possesses (3n−4)/2 independent poles determining (n−2)2/2 remaining poles of the configuration. The dependency is demonstrated through Desargues’ Theorem and her generalizations. Simultaneously, pole configurations have been “elated” into three-dimensional point-lattices intersected by a plane. The insight obtained in these configurations allows the designer to find clues in building overconstrained linkage mechanisms meeting certain geometrical properties.
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