A Trace-Point shows the locus of a moving Point for one machine-cycle on the Mechanism-Plane of the active Mechanism-Editor.
See also: Special Conditions to drag the Point in the Mechanism-Editor.
Add Trace-Point does NOT add a Point to the model. You must select a Point that is in the model.
Three example Trace-Points
STEP 1:Add Trace-Point
STEP 2:Click a Point*
* Start-Point, End-Point, center-Point, or Punkt.
If the Select-Element dialog-box opens, you have clicked more than one Point.
STEP 3: Complete the command
The Trace-Point is now in the graphic-area.
To add a Trace-Point of a Point relative to a Part (that is, NOT relative to the Base-Part), you should add a 2D-Cam.
To add the Point to a Part
1.Edit a Part to add a Circle to the Part, and Profile to the Circle
Do Add 2D-Cam
2.Select the centre-Point of the Circle (see 1)
3.Select the Part in which you want to show the Trace-Point
To show the Trace-Point
4.Edit the 2D-Cam (see 2D-Cam dialog-box) and show only the Pitch-Circle as the Trace-Point.
You can drag Points in the Mechanism-Editor if ALL of these conditions are met:
In the Part-Editor:
a.To add the Point, you do: Part-Editor > Add Point
b.You do not add a dimension or a constraint to the Point
AND IF in the Mechanism-Editor:
c.You add a Trace-Point to the Point
To drag the Point more easily:
•Reduce the Number-of-Steps to ~30 in the Machine Setting dialog-box
and / or
•Drag the Point and then keep the mouse-pointer very still until the Trace-Point moves.