Use the Force-Data FB to measure the Force that acts on a Point at a Joint, Spring, or the Contact-Point of a 2D-Cam.
To use the Force-Data FB correctly, you must also do Configure Power Source.
Open the Force-Data dialog-box:
The Force-Data dialog-box is now open.
STEP 1.Select a Force Element:
A Force-element is a: Joint, Cam, Gear, Rack, Ball-screw or a Spring
The Force element should now be in the Select Force Element box
<<< in the image: Pin-Joint is the Force element
In the box below:
A list of Available Points, each with a Point Owner
Each Available Point is a child to the Force element
STEP 2.Select a Point:
A Point should now be in the Selected Force Output Elements box
The output from the Force Data FB is the Force ACTING ON the selected Point.
List of AVAILABLE-POINTS for each type of Force element