Kinematic FB | Add Measurement FB

<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  MechDesigner Reference & User Interface > 2: Model-Editor, Mechanism-Editor, Part-Editor > Mechanism-Editor: > Kinematic Function-Blocks >

Kinematic FB | Add Measurement FB

Why use a Measurement Function-Block?

Measurement FB:

A driven dimension

At the output-connector(s) - the dimension, its first, and its second motion-derivative.

Output-Connectors:

Two output-connectors for a measurement between two Points - see more below.

One output-connector for a measurement between other sketch-elements.

Measure:

Length of a Line , Radius of a Circle

Distance between: two Points, a Line* and a Point, two parallel Lines*

Angle between: two Points, two Lines*, three Points.

*A Line and CAD-Line, ,You can also dimension between a sketch-element and the X-axis or Y-axis of a Part.

Add Measurement FB

Toolbar :

Kinematics FB toolbar

Add Mearurement Fb

Measurement FB

Menu :

Add menu > Add Measurement FB

Add :

1.Click Kinematics FB Toolbar > Measurement FB

2.Click the sketch-element, or sketch-elements, between which you want to measure.

3.Click the graphic-area.

The Measurement FB and the Measurement Dimension show in the graphic-area.

Use :

Connect a wire from the output-connector of a Measurement FB to the input-connector of a:

Graph FB or Stats FB

Motion-Dimension FB or Motion-Path FB - the Motion-Part or Motion-Point uses the Measurement as its motion.

Motion FB - the Measurement becomes the X-axis for the Motion, and the output from the Motion FB will be the Y-axis of the Motion


Note: Message in the Feedback-Area may be: '1 Mechanism dependencies detected'. This means, that the motion of a kinematic-chain is a function of (dependent on) the motion of a different kinematic-chain.

See also :

Connecting FBs

Measurement FB - more details

How to Add a Measurement FB

Add Mearurement Fb

STEP 1: Add menu > Add Measurement FB
or
Kinematic FB toolbar > Add Measurement FB

Measrement FB between two Points

Measrement FB between two Points

STEP 2: Click in the graphic-area the sketch-element, or the sketch-elements, that you want to measure

STEP 3: Click in the graphic-area to place the Measurement FB.

The Measurement FBRed-14-1b is near to the dimensionRed-14-4.

To move the Measurement FB: DRAG the FB

To move the Measurement Dimension: CTRL+DRAG the FB or the Measurement Dimension.

In this image: The dimensionRed-14-4 is between two PointsRed-14-3Red-14-2


The Measurement FB has two output-connectors when it measures between two Points

The Measurement FB has one output-connector when it measures other sketch-elements.


See details below for motion-values available from the output-connectors.

btn_delkeywordLinear Distance
btn_delkeywordAngle between Three Points
btn_delkeywordAngle between Two Lines