Step 6B.7: Add the Bottle Platform Stationary 2D-Cam

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Step 6B.7: Add the Bottle Platform Stationary 2D-Cam

This Step adds the Stationary 2D-Cam that controls the movement of the Bottle Platform.

An important understanding is that the command 'Add 2D-Cam' is the same as any 2D-Cam, we simple select the Base-Part as the 'Part' element.

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STEP 1: Start the Part-Editor with the Part used for Bottle sketch.

The image to the left shows the Bottle sketch in the Part-Editor.

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STEP 2: Add a Circle.

STEP 3: Dimension its size and position.

Step 3 is Complete

STEP 4: Close the Part-Editor

 

Top-Tip: You can close the Part-Editor if you double-click a sketch-element.

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STEP 5: Click Solids toolbar >Add Profile ( Solids menu )

STEP 6: Click the Circle.

STEP 7: Click OK-tiny-11-15 in the Command-Manager

Step 7 is complete

The image shows the Bottle in the Mechanism-Editor and the Profile – in Pink – added to the Circle.

The Circle will be the Cam-Follower.

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STEP 8: Click Machine-elements toolbar > Add 2D-Cam

STEP 9: Click the Base-Part (this is Stationary)

STEP 10: Click the Profile that is added to the Circle

STEP 11: Click OK-tiny-11-15 in the Command-Manager

Step 11 is Complete

MechDesigner adds the 2D-Cam to the Base-Part.