Enable Calculate Force-Vectors

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Enable Calculate Force-Vectors

Enable Calculate Forces Vectors

Use Calculate Forces to silently calculate Kinetostatic Forces Vectors at each joint in each kinematically-defined chain.

Calculate Forces also calculates the Application Load or Application Load Torque required from a drive system.

The correct element must be configured as the Power-Source - see Configure Power Source.


MD-Icon-CalculateForcesFB

Force toolbar > Enable Calculate Force-Vectors

MD-Icon-CalculateForcesNOT-FB

Forces toolbar > Disable Calculate Force-Vectors

Menu :

Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Calculate-Forces FB

Notes:

To Calculate Kinetostatic Forces Vectors:

A minimum of one Part has mass,

And / Or

An external force is applied to the kinematic-chain with a Spring FB.

See also: Show Force Vector, Tutorial 13

tog_minusKinetostatic Forces - Definitions:
tog_minusAcceleration Definitions:

See Show Force Vectors. Kinetostatic Servomotor and Gearbox selection