Forces | Calculate Forces

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Forces | Calculate Forces

Calculate Kinetostatic Forces Vectors

Use the Calculate Forces button to silently calculate Kinetostatic Forces Vectors at each joint in each kinematically-defined chain.

Kinetostatic forces also calculate the Application or Load Torque that a servomotor and gearbox must make available at the output-shaft to drive the kinematic-chain.

Servomotors and gearboxes have inertia that must also accelerate, of course. To calculate the Total Torque and size a servomotor and gearbox, use the Kinetostatic Torque-Speed dialog-box.


See Show Force Vectors. Kinetostatic Servomotor and Gearbox selection


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Force toolbar > Calculate Forces

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Forces toolbar > Do Not Calculate Forces

Menu :

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

Notes:

To calculate Kinetostatic Forces Vectors:

The kinematic-chain is kinematically-defined.

A minimum of one Part has mass.

The Power Source is configured to act at the correct Joint, Cam, Gear-Pair or Spring - see Configure Power Source dialog-box.

See also: Show Force Vector, Configure Power Source, Tutorial 13