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.
|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:
|•|| - 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' |
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 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.|