Forces | Configure Power Source

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Forces | Configure Power Source

Configure Power Source

Use Configure Power Source to identify the element that is the Power-Source for each kinematic-chain .

Kinematic-chains can source their power from: Joints(Motor), 2D-Cams, Springs, pulleys.

Default Power-Source

MD-GA-MotorElement

To see the Motor-Symbol:

Force toolbar > Show Force Vectors

Forces toolbar > Calculate Forces

In the default case, there is a Motor-SymbolRed-14-1b is at the joint with the Motion-Dimension FB . A Motor-Symbol represents a Power-Source at a Joint.

If the Power-Source is not the correct joint, 2D-Cam, Spring, ... , you will need to move it with Configure Power-Source dialog-box

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 :

Three methods to open the Configure Power Source dialog:

Method 1:

1.Click the Kinematic-Chain in the Kinematics-Tree.

2.Click Force toolbar > Configure Power Source icon

MD-KT-ConfigurePowerSource

Method 2

1.Click the Kinematic-Chain in the Kinematics-Tree.

2.Right-click the Kinematic Chain

3.Click Configure Power Source in the pop-up

Method 3:

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.