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Forces | Add Force-Data FB

Force-Data FB

To use the Force-Data FB


Forces toolbar > Add Force-Data FB (right of Graphic-Area)

Menu :

Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Add Force-Data FB

Dialog-Box :

Force-Data FB dialog-box.


STEP 1.Add the Force-Data FB to the graphic-area

1.Click Forces toolbar > Add Force-Data FB

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1.Click Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Add Force-Data FB

2.Click in the graphic-area to place the Force-Data FB in the graphic-area.

The Force-Data FB is now in the graphic-area - see left


STEP 2.Open the Force-Data FB dialog

1.Double-click the Force-Data FB to open the Force-Data FB dialog-box.

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See 'How to open a Dialog-Box'.


STEP 3.Link the Force-Data FB to a Force-Element and a Point

A.Select a Force-Elements

1.Click a Force-element in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree

Force-elements include: Joint, 2D-Cam, Spring, Gear-Pair, Pulley, Rack-Pinion,

The Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring shows in the box

A list of Available Points shows in the box

B.Select a Point in the box of Available Points (see Note below)

1.Click a Point in the box below.

If you select a:

Pin-Joint - there are two(2) Available Points
One Point on each Part of the Pin-Joint

Slide-Joint - there are four(4) Available Points
Two Points on each Line of the Slide-Joint

2D-Cam - zero(0) Available Points
Contact Point is selected

Spring FB - two(2) Available Points
The Spring's Anchor Points

Rack-Pinion - two(2) Available Points
The Contact-Points between the Rack and Pinion

Note: Even if a Point shows in the Selected Force Output Element box, click the Point in the Available Points box.

3.Click OK-tiny-11-15 to close the Force-Data FB