Rotating Flat Cams with Flat-Faced-Followers

To add a 2D-Cam, you must select two elements:

Part - which becomes the 'Cam-Part'.

Profile/Extrusion - which becomes the Cam-Follower.

Before you can add a 2D-Cam, you must prepare the model with these two elements, and specify their motions.


Design a Cam with a Flat-Face Follower that slides - a Translating Flat-Faced Follower.
Design a Cam with a Flat-Face Follower that rotates - an Oscillating Flat-Faced Follower.

Short Summary of this Tutorial

1.Model two different kinematic-chains: a Slider for the 'Translating' Cam-Follower, and a Rocker for the 'Oscillating' Cam-Followers.
2.Add a Profile to represent the Flat-Faced Cam-Follower to the Slider / Rocker
3.Add a continuously rotating Rocker [Crank] as the cam-part - the Cam-Shaft.
4.Add the 2D-Cam element

This tutorial can take 3 minutes.

Icon-Add2DCam Rotating Cam with Translating Flat-Faced-Follower

Icon-Add2DCamRotating Cam with Oscillating Flat-Faced-Follower

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