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Dialog-boxes:

Dialog-Boxes

To build a model:

STEP 1: Add an element

see Model Editor ; Mechanism Editor ; Part-Editor

STEP 2: Open the element's dialog-box

see How to open a Dialog-Box

STEP 3: Edit the element's parameters

see How to edit a Parameter in a Dialog-Box


Dialog-Boxes

DIALOG-BOX NAME


GENERAL DIALOGS


Model / Mechanism

Lighting, 'Solids'

Application Settings

General, Number-Format, Auto-Profiles, Accessibility, Colors

Machine Settings

Machine Speed, # Steps, Units

Add or Edit Plane

Angle or Offset Value

Rename

Old Name , New Name

Dimension

Dimension Value

CAD: DXF, SOLIDWORKS


DXF-Element

New DXF File, Units

CAD-Line

 

DXF tab: DXF Layer Editor

Import DXF File

SOLIDWORKS:

Import SOLIDWORKS or STL File

Mass Properties tab

User Defined, SOLIDWORKS Mass Properties

CAMS: 2D & 3D

 

Cam-Data FB + Cam-Coordinates

Select a 2D-Cam + Calculate and Export Cam Coordinates

2D-Cam

Show Cam as Cam-Profile, Pressure Angle, Contact Force, or Shear Stress, Edit Material Properties, ...

3D-Cam-Data

Calculate and Export Cam

FUNCTION-BLOCKS


Linear-Motion FB

Provides machine 'clock'.

Gearing FB

Amplify or Frequency of motion values.

Motion FB

Connect Motion in MotionDesigner to Model

Motion-Dimension FB

Define a Motion-Part

Motion-Path FB

Define a Motion-Point

Point-Data FB

Measure Point's Position, Velocity and Acceleration.

Measurement FB

Measure Linear or Angular Position, Velocity and Acceleration.

Graph FB

Plot data

Graph Settings

Graph Display

Cam-Data FB

Cam Data: Pressure Angle, 'Radius of Curvature', Force, Contact Shear Stress.

Spring FB

Define Spring Function

Force-Data FB

Measure Force or Torque

CAD Control FB

 

Magnetic-Joint

Glue Profiles together.

Maths FB

User defined functions.

Statistics FB

Statistics of Element

Polynomial Fit FB

Fit Polynomials to Motion-Values.

Parameter-Control FB

Edit the length of a 'static-dimension', Extrusion-Depth, Extrusion Offset. with a motion

TOOLS


Design-Set

Optimize Design Objectives

Briefcase FB

Collate FBs - make you model easier to review.

Make Movie

Produce a GIF file or series of images.

Point-Cloud

Import XY Data, Smooth with a Function.

Pattern

Copy solids multiple times in space and time.

OTHER Dialogs


Point: Vectors and Location

Edit Position of a Point, , Display Velocity and Acceleration Vectors,

Blend-Curve

Edit a Blend-Curve for a Motion-Point.

Extrusion

Solid Extrusion - Prismatic Extrusion from Plane

Ball-Joint

3D Joint for Spatial Mechanisms

Gear-Pair

Two gears meshed.

Rack-Pinion / Ball-Screw

Rack and Pinion, meshed

Pulley

Related with Motion of a Point as a Belt.

Select Elements

Choose elements

Dependent Elements

Information.

Kinetostatic: Gearbox and Servomotor Sizing

Size a Gearbox and Servomotor for the Application.

Configure Power Source

To move a motor or other power source to the correct joint or cam

Tutorial Videos

Play Tutorial Video