Use the Forces menu and toolbar to calculate, display, apply, configure and report 'Force and Torque' at Joints, Points and Cams.
We calculate kinetostatic forces. Kinetostatic forces are a consequence of parts that move with the motions given to them with MotionDesigner. Kinetostatic force analysis is a 'static equilibrium problem'. We apply Newton's laws of motion to the mechanism at each step in a machine cycle.
If you add a servomotor and gearbox then these will also follow the motions exactly. The torque to drive the kinematic-chain must also increase, because the motor and gearbox have their own inertia and friction.
See: Kinetostatic Torque And Speed dialog-box, for more information, and to select a Servomotor and Gear-box.
'Forces' is the generic term we use for: kinetostatic forces at Pin-Joints, Drive Moment and Torques at Pin-Joints, Linear Forces to drive Slide-Joints, Cam Contact Forces and Spring Forces. We use 'Drive Torque' for the torque a rotary motor needs, and 'Drive Force' for the force a linear motor needs.
See Also Tutorial 13
The Forces Toolbar