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 Colour

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

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

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