MechDesigner is different to normal CAD. Parts move in MechDesigner! Motion is within the kernel of MechDesigner, and not added to 'static CAD' sometime later.
Function-Blocks (FBs) can be divided in to two types. They are:
|•||FBs that specify or measure the motion of Parts and Points - we call these the 'Kinematic-FBs'.|
|•||FBs that add and define different Machine elements - we call these the 'Modelling FBs'.|
The 'Golden' Function Blocks in the Toolbar
This Tutorial shows you how to add, connect and use the Kinematic Function-Blocks, so that you can make your kinematic-chains move.
We connect wires to a Graph FB. Each graph helps us you understand how the motion-values are changed by each Function-Block.