To use the Force-Data FB correctly, do:
STEP 1: Do Configure the Power Source.
STEP 2: Add the Force-Data FB to the graphic-area - see Add Point-Data FB
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 force-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 Power-Source, the force-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.
Open the Force-Data dialog-box:
The Force-Data dialog-box is now open.
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
1. See How to open a dialog-box
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:
•Pin-Joint - there are 2 Available Points
•Slide-Joint - there are 4 Available Points
•2D-Cam - there are 0 Available Points
•Spring FB - there are 2 Available Points
STEP 2.Click a Point in the box of Available Points, even if a Point shows in the 'Selected Force Output Element