Force Analysis

The objective of this tutorial is to understand and use the:

Forces Toolbar
Force Vectors
Configure Power Source dialog-box

WarningGravitational Force acts vertically down, () in the direction of Model's 'Global –Y-axis'. The 'Front View' (Short-Cut: F3 key) Therefore, when the force results will be important, you must start the design on the plane that represents the orientation of the actual machine. If, later you want to move a mechanism to a different plane, you must save the Model as a Library File, then select a different Plane to open the Library File.

Icon-Force-FB-Spring Forces in MechDesigner

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