We use the term Force for these force types:
•Kinetostatic Action and Reaction Forces
•Drive Moment and Load Torques
•Cam Contact Force
•Spring Force / Damping Force / 'Friction' Force
•Gear Tooth Flank Forces
We use the term Drive Torque. if it is the Load Torque at the output-shaft of a servomotor and gearbox.
We use the term Drive Force if it is the Load Force for a linear-servo, or rotary servomotor, gearbox, with a rotary-to-linear transformation device.
Use the Force menu and Force toolbar to:
•Calculate Forces and optionally to show Force Vectors.
•Configure which element would receive the power from a drive motor.
•Add a Spring FB to apply a force function between two Points.
•Add a Force-Data FB to measure the force that acts on an element.
On-line Tutorial: Tutorial 13: Forces Introduction
The Force menu is a sub-menu to the Add menu.
The Forces toolbar is to the right-side of the graphic-area, at the top, in the Mechanism-Editor.