Force FB dialog-box

See: Add Force-Data FB, Configure Power Source

Use the Force-Data dialog-box to select one of these elements:


- or -


When you select an element and which of the Points, the data at the output-connector becomes the force that acts on the element and selected Point.

Before you use Force-Data FB, make sure to Configure the Power Source.

tog_minusForce-Data FB 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 Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring shows in the box
A list of Available Points shows in the box below, each with a 'Point Owner'

If you select a:

Pin-Joint - there are 2 'Available Points'
Each Point that makes the Pin-Joint.
Slide-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'
Two Points that anchor each end of the Spring FB.

STEP 2: Click a Point in the Available Points box, even if a Point shows in the 'Selected Force Output Element' [Read-Only] box, below.

Force-Data available from Force-Data FB

The 'Points' in the 'Available Points' box depends on whether you click a Joint, 2D-Cam, Ball-Screw/Rack or Spring.

Point at a Pin-Joint or Slide-Joint - no Motor: Total Force, X Force and Y Force that act on a Point
Point at a Pin-Joint - with a Motor: Motor Torque, Force X, Force Y if the Pin-Joint is configured as a Power Source
Point at a Slide-Joint - with a Linear Motor: Driving Motive Force.
2D-Cam: Cam Contact Force: Total Cam Force, X–axis component and Y–axis component.
Spring-Force - Force Acting on the Point by the Spring.

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