Add Continuous Crank FB

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Add Continuous Crank FB

Why should I use a Continuous-Crank FB?

In a mechanism that is driven by an oscillating cam-follower, the motion is usually designed for a Tool-Part and the oscillating motion of the Cam-Follower is found with Inverse-Kinematics.

Similarly, a mechanism may be driven by a crank that rotates completely (360º). Again, the motion is designed for the Tool, and the continuously rotating motion for the crank is found with Inverse-Kinematics.

This is a typical application of the Continuous-Crank FB - it finds the correct length and rotational motion of the Crank.

See also: Continuous-Crank FB dialog

Add Continuous Crank FB

STEP 1: Add a Continuous-Crank FB to the graphic-area


1.Click Modeling FB toolbar > Continuous-Crank FB


2.Click the graphic-area

The Continuous-Crank FB is now in the graphic-area and Assembly-Tree.

STEP 2: Open the Continuous-Crank dialog:

1.Double-click a Continuous-Crank FB in the graphic-area


See How to Open a dialog.

The Continuous-Crank dialog is now open.

STEP 3: See Continuous-Crank FB dialog