Force-Data FB

There are three steps you must do to use a Force-Data FB

STEP 1: Add the Force-Data FB to the graphic-area
STEP 2: Edit it and select a Point from the model
STEP 3: Analyse the Force acting on the Point

Use a Force-Data FB to measure the:

Force that acts on a Point
Torque at a Pin-Joint
Force at a Slide-Joint.
Cam Contact Force
Spring Force

Icon-ForcesDataFB

[right of Graphic-Area]: Forces toolbar > Add Force-Data FB

Menu:

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

Dialog-Box:

Force-Data FB dialog-box.

Force-Data FB in graphic--area

Force-Data FB in graphic--area

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

Opening a Force-Data FB

Opening a Force-Data FB

STEP 2: Open the Force-Data FB dialog-box
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

Force-Data FB dialog-box

STEP 3: Link to a Point that is associated with a Joint, Spring or 2D-Cam:
1.Select a Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring in the graphic-area or the Assembly-Tree

When you select a Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring:

The Joint, 2D-Cam or Spring shows in the box
A list of 'Available Points' shows in the box below, each with a 'Point Owner'
2.Click a Point in the list of Available Points (not in the graphic-area)

If you select a:

Pin-Joint - there are two Available Points in the box
One Point on each Line that make the Pin-Joint
Slide-Joint - there are four Available Points in the box
Two Points on each Line that make the Slide-Joint
2D-Cam - there are no Available Points in the box
The contact point is selected for you, automatically
Spring FB - there are two Available Points in the box
Two Points that anchor each end of the Spring FB

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

3.Click OK-tiny-11-15

Available Point when you click on a:

Point at a Pin-Joint or Slide-Joint : no Motor: Total Force, X Force and Y Force that act on a Point
Point at a Pin-Joint : with a Motor: Motor Torque, Force X, Force Y if the Pin-Joint is configured as a Power Source
Point at a Slide-Joint : with a Linear Motor: Driving Motive Force.
2D-Cam : Cam Contact Force: Total Cam Force, X–axis component and Y–axis component.
Spring Force  : Opposing Force acting on the Point by the Spring.

 

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