Forces | Add Force-Data FB

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Forces | Add Force-Data FB

Force-Data FB

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

STEP 3: Edit the Force-Data Dialog-box to select a kinematic-element.

STEP 4: Select which Point in the kinematic-element - to define the Action or Reaction force at the joint.

The 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 data is the Load Torque to balance the kinematic-chain.

STEP 5: Connect a wire from the output-connector of a Force-Data FB to , for example, a Graph FB


Forces toolbar > Add Force-Data FB (right of Graphic-Area)

Menu :

Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Add Force-Data FB

Dialog-Box :

Force-Data FB dialog-box.


STEP 1: Add the Force-Data FB to the graphic area

1.Click Forces toolbar > Add Force-Data FB

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1.Click Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Add Force-Data FB

2.Click in the graphic-area to place the Force-Data FB in the graphic-area.

The Force-Data FB is now in the graphic-area - see left


STEP 2: Open the Force-Data FB dialog

1.Double-click the Force-Data FB to open the Force-Data FB dialog-box.

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See 'How to open a Dialog-Box'.

Force-Data FB with example selection of a Spring

Force-Data FB with example selection of a Spring

STEP 3: Link the Force-Data FB with a Point at a Joint, Spring or 2D-Cam:  

1.Select a Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree

The Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring shows in the box

A list of Available Points shows in the box

2.Click a Point in the box of Available Points

If you select a:

Pin-Joint - two Available Points
One Point on each Part of the Pin-Joint

Slide-Joint - four Available Points
Two Points on each Line of the Slide-Joint

2D-Cam - no Available Points
Contact Point is selected

Spring FB - two Available Points
The Spring's Anchor Points

Note: Even if a Point shows in the Selected Force Output Element box, click the Point in the Available Points box.

3.Click OK-tiny-11-15 to close the Force-Data FB