Tutorial 9: Add Joints automatically as you add Parts

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Tutorial 9: Add Joints automatically as you add Parts

Automatic Joints...

Summary

When Add Part is active, move your mouse-pointer above a Point or a Line before your mouse-button-down or mouse-button-up, you can automatically add a Pin-Joint or a Slide-Joint as you add the Part.

Thus, you will do two commands at the same time: add Part and Joint.

But, be careful: Only do this procedure when it is unambiguous with which Point or Line you will make the joint.


Notes : To move your mouse-pointer above is hover.


Procedure 1: Move your mouse-pointer above a Point

 

 

Add a Part and a Pin-Joint

1.Click Kinematic-elements > Add Part

2.Move your mouse-pointer above a Point so that it becomes RED before you...

3.mouse-button down...

4....drag...

5....mouse-button up.

- or -

1.Click Kinematic-elements > Add Part

2.Mouse-button down...

3....drag a Line...

4....move your mouse-pointer above a Point so that it becomes RED before you...

5....mouse-button up.

Or use the two options... 'move your mouse-pointer above a Point before you mouse-button down and before you mouse-button up'.

Procedure 2: Move your mouse above a Line (or CAD-Line)

 

 

Add a Part and a Slide-Joint:

1.Click Kinematic-elements > Add Part

2.Move your mouse-pointer above a Line so that it becomes RED before you...

3....mouse-button down...

4....move your mouse-pointer to drag a line...

5....mouse-button up.

- or -

1.Click Kinematic-elements > Add Part

2.Mouse-button down...

3....move your mouse-pointer to drag a line...

4....move your mouse-pointer above a Line so that it becomes RED before you...

5....mouse-button up.

Or use the two options... 'move your mouse-pointer above a Line before you mouse-button down and before you mouse-button up'.


Note: If you move your mouse-pointer above a Point and a Line, then you add a Slide-Joint.