Rotating Cam with a Circular Cam-Follower
To add a 2D-Cam, we 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.
|•||To model a Cam-Mechanism that is frequently used in packaging machines.|
|•||To introduce Inverse-Kinematics.|
Summary of this Tutorial
|➢||Model a kinematic-chain with three Parts: a Part for the tooling, to which we join a Dyad that includes the Part for the Cam-Follower.|
|➢||Add a 'Roller' to the Cam-Follower Part.|
|➢||Model a different kinematic-chain that is the Cam-Part. This is a rotating-Part, or a Cam-Shaft.|
|➢||Add the 2D-Cam to the Cam-Part, and export the Cam-Coordinates to SolidWorks®.|
Model a Rotating 2D-Cam
Add the Cam-Follower Mechanism
Add the Cam-Shaft
Add the 2D-Cam
Export the Cam-Data