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.|
This tutorial can take 3 minutes.
Rotating Cam with Translating Flat-Faced-Follower
Rotating Cam with Oscillating Flat-Faced-Follower