Calculate Forces

Use the 'Calculate Forces' button to 'silently' calculate forces at each Joint.

Icon-CalculateForcesFB

Force toolbar > Calculate Forces

Icon-CalculateForcesNOT-FB

Forces toolbar > Do Not Calculate Forces

Menu:

Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Calculate-Forces FB

What to do:

1.Click the 'Calculate Kinetostatic Forces' icon in the Forces Toolbar or Forces menu, to change its state.

Result:

In the background, the model will:

Calculate Kinetostatic Forces

- or -

Not calculate Kinetostatic Forces

Notes:

Before MechDesigner can calculate Kinetostatic Forces correctly:

The kinematic-chain must be a kinematically-defined chain.
There is a minimum of one Part in the kinematic-chain that has mass.
The Power Source should be configured to act at the correct Joint, Cam, Gear-Pair or Spring with the Configure Power Source dialog-box.

See Also: Display Forces, Configure Power Source , Tutorial 13: Use Forces

 

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