Add Force-Data FB
Configure Power Source
To use the Force-Data FB correctly, do:
|STEP 3: ||Open the Force-Data Dialog-box to select a kinematic-element.|
|STEP 4: ||Select which Point in the kinematic-element - equivalent to Action and Reaction Forces.|
The data at the Force-Data FB output-connector is the force that acts on the kinematic-element through the Point.
If the kinematic-element is a , the data is the Load Torque to balance the kinematic-chain.
|STEP 5: ||Connect a wire from its output-connector to plot the Force-Data over a complete machine-cycle.|
Force data from the Force-Data FB
Force-Data FB in graphic--area
Open the Force-Data dialog-box
|1.||Double-click a Force-Data FB that is in the graphic-area |
|STEP 1.||Select a Joint, Cam, Gear, Rack, Ball-screw or Spring. You can click the element in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree. |
When you select an element:
|•||The element shows in the box|
|•||A list of Available Points shows in the box below, each with a 'Point Owner'|
If you select a:
|•|| - there are 2 Available Points|
Each Point that makes the Pin-Joint.
|•|| - there are 4 Available Points|
Two Points on each Line that make the Slide-Joint.
|•||2D-Cam - there are 0 Available Points|
The contact point is assumed.
|•||Spring FB - there are 2 Available Points |
The Point that anchors each end of the Spring FB.
|STEP 2.||Click a Point in the box of Available Points, even if a Point shows in the 'Selected Force Output Element |