The 2D-Cam elements

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The 2D-Cam elements

These are the different elements and Function-Blocks you need to know, and how they are related.

STEP 1A

Add 2D-Cam

Select a:

Part: the Cam-Part

Profile: the Cam-Follower

>>>... optional ...>>>

 

STEP 1B

Open: 2D-Cam dialog-box

Display Cam1, Pitch-Circle, Cam2

Display Cam as Profile, Pressure Angle, Contact-Force*, ...

Display Color

Note: Make sure *material-properties are correct for STEP 3A

STEP 2A

Add Cam-Data FB

STEP 2B

Link 2D-Cam to Cam-Data FB

1.Open Cam-Coordinates dialog-box

2.Select the 2D-Cam

3.Do STEP 3B immediately,  

or

3.Do STEP 3A, then do STEP 2B and STEP 3B again.

STEP 3A

If Conjugate Cams, Add

Cam-Analysis (with Graph FB)

Output-Connectors from Cam-Data FB:

*See STEP 1B to edit Material Properties

Contact-Force*

Contact-Shear-Stress*

Radius-of-Curvature

Pressure-Angle

Entrainment Velocity

*See STEP 3A Contact-Force, Contact-Stress analysis: Configure Power Source, Mass Properties of Parts.

STEP 3B

Calculate Cam-Coordinates as Points or Arcs

Save as DXF, TXT, STEP

Transfer cams directly to SOLIDWORKS

Save As Points, Arcs