|•||You will remember the design decisions that you made when building the original Camlinks model.|
|•||When you open a Camlinks file, MechDesigner adds many elements that you do not need.|
|•||We will be able to support you.|
|•||We prefer to help you use MechDesigner, not how to use Camlinks.|
|•||This Camlinks import option cannot be guaranteed to be perfect in every respect.|
'Locked Points': After you open a .MEC file, Points become 'locked'
You cannot use the dimension tool in the Part-Editor to edit the dimension of a Locked Point
To edit the Position of the Locked Point:
If you want to dimension the Locked Point in the Part-Editor:
History Note for Camlinks, and Camlinks Import Limitations.
MOTION: Camlinks4 vs Camlinks3
These are available in Camlinks but not imported into MotionDesigner. However, it is possible to design the Throw Motion-Law with two segments and the correct Blend-point Control Button conditions. We can give a Video on request.
Auto-Adjust is not recreated. However, we have a better tool, which we call Magnetic-Joint.
View Outline On/Off as a Function of the Master Machine Angle
MechDesigner uses the Pattern Element - Release 7+
Camlinks Outlines are DXF Drawings that you have imported onto Parts in Camlinks. The lines and arcs in the DXF Drawing were converted to 'Camlinks Outlines'. They were 'dumb'. You could not edit them in Camlinks.
When you open a Camlinks file with 'Outlines' in MechDesigner, you have three options available. See below.
We do not import these dyads. You can design the SSR Dyad in MechDesigner. MechDesigner can also make an SSP Dyad.
RamR and RamP Dyads
We do not import these dyads. If you use these Dyads, MechDesigner will crash (23-03-2013).
Forces, Forcebars, Torquebars
Use MechDesigner to add and show forces and torques in your kinematic-chains.
When a Cam-Follower Roller has 0mm diameter in Camlinks – to define the Pitch-Curve of the Cam – MechDesigner will re-define it as 0.1mm, not as 0.0mm.
You must edit the 0.1mm dimension to make it equal to the real Cam-Follower Radius. Then, to show the Pitch-Curve, use the Pitch-Circle-Path check-box in the Cam Display dialog-box.