We use the term Force for these force types:
|•||Kinetostatic Action and Reaction Forces|
|•||Drive Moment and Load Torques|
|•||Cam Contact Force|
|•||Gear Tooth Flank Forces|
We use the term Drive Torque. It is the Load Torque at the output-shaft of a servomotor and gearbox.
We use the term Drive Force. 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.