Edit a parameter in the Machine Settings dialog-box

In this tutorial, to edit a parameter, we :

Use the 'Spin-Box' tool
Use the 'Zero/Round' contextual menu
Enter a simple equation with our keyboard

We will edit the 'Cycles / Min' and 'No-of-Steps' parameters in the 'Machine Settings dialog-box'.


Video of this Tutorial Step:

Instructions in Detail:

Icon-MachineSettings

Open the Machine Settings dialog-box - see image to the left.

1.Click Edit menu > Machine Settings.

or

1.Click Edit toolbar > Machine Settings icon [see icon to the left]
R13.2: Machine-Settings dialog-box

R13.2: Machine-Settings dialog-box

'Cycles / Min' parameter: does not change the animation speed.

'Cycles / Min' changes the simulation speed, kinematic and kinetostatic [force] results.

 

In the dialog-box, if you cannot see the 'Cycles/Min' and 'No of Steps' parameters, then:

2.Click the orange Cycling Parameters separator, possibly two times, to show the parameters.

Parameter boxes have three parts: [See more here]

Parameter value : is the top row of the data-box. For example, in the image, '111.3' is the parameter value of Cycles/Min.

'Spin-Increment value' : is the bottom row of the data-box. For example, in the image, '100' is the spin-increment value of the Cycle/Min.

Spin-Box tool : is to the right-side of the data-box. See more here

It has two rows of buttons with arrows. The:

Top arrow buttons edit the 'Parameter' value.
Bottom arrow buttons edit the 'Spin-Increment' value.

Edit the 'Cycles/min' Parameter:

Spin-Box tool: 1s-red

a.Click the bottom-right, or bottom-left arrow button, to change the Spin-Increment to '10'.
b.Click the top-right arrow button, to increase the Cycle/Min from '60' to '110'
c.Click the bottom-left arrow button, to change the Spin-Increment to '1'.
d.Click the top-right arrow button one time, to increase the Cycles/Min to '111'
e.Click the bottom-left arrow button, to change the Spin-Increment to '0.1'
f.Click the top-right arrow button, to increase the Cycles/Min to '111.3'
g.Click the bottom-right arrow to increase the Spin-Increment to '100'

Zero/Round contextual menu: 2s

a.Right-click with your mouse pointer in the Cycles/min data box, to show the contextual-sensitive 'zero / round' menu
b.Click 'Round' to make the Cycles/Min equal to '100' - see image. The 'Round' will round the value to that value that is divisible by the Spin-Increment.

Edit the 'No of Steps' Parameter:

Enter an equation with your keyboard 3s

You can enter the data as a new value directly, or enter an equation:

a.Click in the data box, so that the cursor is immediately after the '100'
b.Enter, after the '100', with your keyboard: '+20' to give '100+20' - see image
c.Press 'enter' on your keyboard to update the value to 120 Steps.

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