Configure Power Source

Use Configure Power Source to identify the element from which each kinematic-chain sources its power.

Elements from which kinematic-chains can source their power include: Joints(Motor), 2D-Cams, Springs, pulleys.

Default Power-Source


A Motor-SymbolRed-14-1b at the joint with the Motion-Dimension FB identifies the default Power-Source . To see the Motor-Symbol:

Visibility toolbar > Display-Forces
Forces toolbar > Calculate Forces

If this is not the correct joint that provides the Power-Source, you will need to move it with Configure Power Source.

To open the Configure Power-Source dialog-box

Configure Power Source icon

Forces toolbar > Configure Power Source

Menu :

Add menu > Forces sub-menu > Configure Power Source

Dialog-box :

Configure Power Source dialog-box

What to do :

There are three methods you can do to open the Configure Power Source dialog:

1.Click the Kinematic-Chain in the Kinematics-Tree.
2.Click Force toolbar > Configure Power Source icon


- or - ( see left ) -

1.Click the Kinematic-Chain in the Kinematics-Tree.
2.Right-click the Kinematic Chain
3.Click Configure Power Source in the pop-up

- or -

1.Click the Kinematic-Chain in the Kinematics-Tree.
2.Press ALT+P keys on your keyboard.

Result :

The Configure Power Source dialog-box opens.

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