Function-Blocks (FBs)

MechDesigner is different to normal CAD. Parts move in MechDesigner! Motion is within its kernel, and not added later to a 'standard CAD' package.

Function-Blocks (FBs) can be divided in to two types. They are:

FBs that specify or measure the motion of Kinematic elements [Parts and Joints] - we call these the 'Kinematic-FBs'.
FBs that we use for modeling - we call these the 'Modelling-FBs'.

Note: Also, there are FBs that we use for Force Analysis. We will show these in a later tutorial.

The Kinematic-FB menu

The Function Blocks in the Add menu

The Kinematic Function Blocks in the Add menu

This Tutorial

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.

Icon-FB-MotionDimension Use Function-Blocks

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