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- 2 -

2D Cam

Add

2D Cam Analysis Parameters

Cam Contact Force

Cam Maximum Shear Stress

Cam Pressure Angle

Cam Radius of Curvature

2D Cam Coordinates dialog

Accuracy

Cam as Arcs - Cam-Data

Cam: Arcs

Cam: Chord Error

Cam: Export as Points

Cam: Export as Points & Lines

Cam: Export to SolidWorks

Cam: Export with Mechanism Coordinates

Cam: Export with Part Coordinates

Cam: Local Coordinates

Cam: Open / Closed Cam

Cam: Save as DXF

Cam: Save as TXT, ASC

Chord Error and Arcs

Close Cam

Export Cam as Text for 3D Curve

Open Cam

Part Coordinates

2D Cam Function-Block

Cam Analysis Data

Cam Coordinate Data

2D Cam: Display Options

Cam Only

Contact Force

Contact Shear Stress

Pressure Angle

2D Cam: Hertizian Stress Parameters

Elastic Modulus Cam

Elastic Modulus Cam-Follower

Poison's Ratio Cam

Poison's Ratio Cam-Follower

Young's Modulus

2D Cam: Properties and Display dialog

Cam Display Options

Cam Visibilities

Hertzian Stress Parameters

Radius Alert Parameters

2D Cam: Properties and Display dialog box

2D Cam: Radius Warning

Cam Range

Open Cam & Closed Cam

Radius - Undercutting Warrning

2D Cam: Visibility

Cam1

Cam2

External Cam

Internal Cam

Pitch-Centre-Path

2D-Cam

Roadmap of different elements

- 3 -

3D Cam

Add

Cam Mesh Density Parameters

Preparation

3D Cam dialog box

Clearances - Radial, Top, Bottom

Display in graphic area

Flank Length

SolidWorks Data Transfer.

SolidWorks Paths

3D-Cam dialog box

Rebuild 3D Cam

Save as STEP file

Save XYZ Data to Files

- 4 -

4-Quadrant Torque-Speed

- A -

About Blend-Points

Acceleration Vector

Accumulate Output

Active Motion Settings

Advanced tab

Colors

'Counts' at Start

Counts/Cycle

Counts/degree

Data Format tab

Decimal Places

Graphs tab

Line Thickness

Motion tab

Number-of-Steps in Motion

Significant Figures

Symbol Size

'Units' at Starts

X-axis Units

Y-axis Units

Add

2D Cam

2D Point-Cloud

3D Cam

Arc

Auto-Profile

Auto-Profiles

Ball-Joint [Spherical Joint]

Ball-Screw

Belt

Blend-Curve

Briefcase

CAD-Line

Circle

Conjugate Cam FB

Constraint: Coincident

Constraint: Concentric

Constraint: Equal

Constraint: Horizontal

Constraint: Merge Points

Constraint: Mid-Point

Constraint: Parallel

Constraint: Perpendicular

Constraint: Tangent

Constraint: Vertical

Design-Set

Dimension

Feedscrew

Function-Block: CAD Control

Function-Block: Cam-Data

Function-Block: Force-Data

Function-Block: Gearing

Function-Block: Graph

Function-Block: Linear Motor

Function-Block: Linear-Motion

Function-Block: Maths

Function-Block: Measurement

Function-Block: Motion

Function-Block: Motion-Dimension

Function-Block: Motion-Path

Function-Block: Parameter Control

Function-Block: Point-Data

Function-Block: Polynomial Fit FB

Function-Block: Spring-Force

Function-Block: Statistics

Gear-Pair

Gear-Pair [Bevel]

Hole

Line

Magnetic-Joint

Magnet-Joint

Mechanism in Mechanism

Mechanism in Model

Motion-Dimension to Pin-Joint: General Pocedure

Motion-Dimension to Slide-Joint - General Procedure

Part

Pattern

Pin-Joint - General case

Pin-Joint - Special Case

Plane to Line

Plane to Mechanism Plane

Plane to Plane

Point

Point-Trace

Polyline

Profile

Pulley

Rack-Pinion

Reference Sketch Element

Scroll

Slide-Joint - General Case

Slide-Joint - Special Case

SOLIDWORKS Import Sketch

Add a Plane to a Line - R11

Add Conjugate Cam FB

Add Feedscrew

Add Motion-Dimension FB

Special Procedures

Add Plane to a Plane - R11

Add Scroll

Preparation

Application Settings and Themes

Themes and Style

Themes and Style-2

Application-Settings

Auto-save

Cam-Follower Radius Warning (Default)

DXF Units (Default)

Image Quality (Default)

Number of Backup Files

Number-of-Commands to Auto-save

Application-Settings [Tutorials]

Accessibility tab

Auto-Profiles tab

General tab

Graphics tab

Load button

Number-Format tab

Save button

Application-Settings: Accessibility tab

Hints Show/Hide

Icon Size

Language (English/Italian)

Message Sounds On/Off

Pointer Pin-head Size

Sounds

Symobl Size

Application-Settings: Auto-Profile tab

Ball-Joint Symbolic Radius (Default)

Bearing Size - BasePart Joint (Default)

Bearing Size - Moving Joint (Default)

Deafualt Sizes

Extrusion Depth (Default)

Application-Settings: Colours tab

Graphic Colours

Graphic Options

Assembly Tree

Element Hierarchy

Element icon

Element name

Parent Child

Selected Elements

Assembly-Tree

Hierarchy

Assur Groups - Dyads

Assymetrical Motion

Asymmetric Motion-Law

Asymmetrical Motion, λ

Auto-Layer

Auto-Profile

Add

Delete

Auto-save

Application-Settings

- B -

Backlash

Backup

File Open

Ball Screw database

Ball-Joint

Ball-Joint dialog-box

Ball-Joint: Diameter

Ball-Joint: Effective Mass

Ball-Joint: Offset from Mechanism Plane

Barrel Cam dialog

BasePart

Why Not Geometry in BasePart?

Base-Part - Why is it not Green?

Belts

Number of Teeth

Tooth Bitch

Belts & Pulleys

About

Bernays Steam Engine

Blend-Curve

Drag-Handles

What is?

Why use?

Blend-Curve Drag-Handles

Blend-Point and Segment toolbar

Blend-Point Editor

Blend-Point Editor:

Control Buttons: Options

Position of Blend-Point along X-axis

X-axis data box

Y-axis controls: About

Browse to PSMotion Account.

- C -

Ca - Acceleration Coefficient

CAD

Solids

Synchronize all Solids from CAD

CAD Control FB

How to use...

CAD File Synchronization

CAD-Line

DXF tab

STL File Import separator

STL File-size

CAD-Line - DXF tab

Align DXF with CAD-Line

Element Selection

CAD-Line dialog

Mass Properties tab

CAD-Line dialog box

Edge Limit Angle

Import SOLIDWORKS file

Import STL file

SOLIDWORKS Configurations

SOLIDWORKS tab

CAD-Line dialog-box

Total Mass Properties from CAD

Cam - Motion is Radius to Roller Centre from Cam Centre

Cam Analysis

Base Circle

Cam Lift

Cam Size

Entrainment Velocity

Prime Circle

Cam Contact Force

Notes

Cam Coordinates

Slot Cam Complications

Solutions...

Cam Data FB

Add

Edit

Cam Data Function-Block dialog

Cam Design

Cam Checks and Cam Analysis

Cycloidal Gear Reducer

Input Torque Coefficient

Linear Cam

Overturning Moment

Parallel Indexer

Pressure Angle

Ramp type Cams

Slot Cams

Cam Design Arrangements

Cam Design Checks and Analysis

Aiso Bearing Life

Allowable Contact Stress

Base Circle

Cam Contact Force

Cam Lift

Cam Size

Cam-Follower Life: Cycles

Cam-Folower Life: Hours

Configure the Power Source

Contact Shear Stress

Contact Stress

Contact-Force / Cam-Follower

Contact-Stress: Cam-Surface

Contamination Factor, ec

Depth of Hardness

Dynamic Load Rating, C

Film Thickness Ratio

Hardness

Hardness/Yield Strength

Hertzian Contact Stress

Importance of Machine Speed

Introduction

Line Contact

Lubrication

Material Selection

Maximum Contact Shear Stress

Minimum Radius-of-Curvature

Modes of Cam Failure

Modes of Lubrication

Payload Signatures

Permissable Contact Stress

Plasticity

Prime Circle

Radius-of-Curvature

Ratcheting Stress

Shakedown Stress

Static Load Rating, Co

Surface Finish

Tresca Failure Criterion

Viscosity Ratio, K

Cam Design Software

Cam Follower Types Shapes

Barrel / Crowned Roller

Cylindrical Roller

Examples

Flat-faced

Knife-Edged

Ovoid, Lozenge Shapes

Cam Law Coefficients

Cam Law: Consant-Crank-Velocity

Cam Law: Constant Acceleration

Cam Law: Constant Velocity

Cam Law: Cubic

Cam Law: Cycloidal

Cam Law: Cycloidal CV50

Cam Law: Dwell

Cam Law: Flexible Polynomial

Cam Law: Modified Sinusoid / Mod Sine

Cam Law: Modified Trapezoid / Mod Trap

Cam Law: Polynomial 23

Cam Law: Polynomial 345

Cam Law: Polynomial 4567

Cam Law: Polynomial: Low Impact at Cross-over

Cam Law: Quadratic

Cam Law: Ramp

Cam Law: Simple Harmonic Motion

Cam Law: Sine Squared

Cam Law: Sine-Constant-Cosine

Cam Law: Sinusoidal

Cam Law: Throw

Cam Law: Triple Harmonic

Cam Law: Triple Harmonic Modified Sine

Cam Law: Triple Harmonic Modified Trapezoidal

Cam Laws

Cam Mechanism Design

Indexing Table with Backlash

Power Caculation

Cam Mechanism in MechDesigner

Cam Analysis and Desing Checklist

Design of Cam Mechanical System

Cam Mechanisms

Input Speed Fluctuation

Overrun

Cam Motion.

Cam Pressure Angle

Rules of Thumb

Cam Radius of Curvature

Rules of Thumb

Undercutting

Cam System

Backlash

Damping

Dynamic-Response

Impact Velocity after Backlash

Normalised Backlash

Period Ratio

Residual Vibration

Torsion Factor

Cam Systems

Overrun

Speed variations

Cam Transmission Design Considerations

Backlash

Rigidity

Strength

Cam Types

Body Closed

Force Closed

Form Closed

Globoidal

Indexing

Positive Drive Cam

Cam-Coordinates

SolidEdge: Insert Curve XYZ

SolidWorks: Insert Curve XYZ

Cam-Follower Payload Signatures

Cam-Follower Shapes

Cylindrical / Crown / Barrel

Flat Faced Follower

Knife Edged Follower

Ovoid, Oval, Lozenge

Roller Follower

Cam-Follower Support Design

Cam-Follower Tilt and Skew Limits

Cam-Follower Types:

Stud Type

Track Type

Cam-Force and Stress Analysis

How to Confirgure your model.

Cam-Law Coefficients

Camlinks: Show / Hide

Cam-Mate

Center Point Circle

Centric Turning Block

Change Closure

Change Dyad Closure - R10

Change Log

Check for Updates

Clock

Close

Closure

Closures

Dyad

Dyad Closures

What is a...?

CMServer

/Viewer

/Viewer - more

Command-Line parameters

Firewall

Log-file

Troubleshooting

Collineation Axis - replace Gear Segments

Colors

Part Outlines

Command Manager

Computer Requirements

Configure Power Source

Colors for Vectors

Motion-Dimension tab

Why it is important.

Configure Power Source - R10

Conjugate Cams

Examples

Pros & Cons

Constraints menu and toolbar

Contact-Force

Contact-Force and Cam-Follower Ratings

Contact-Stress and Cam Ratings

Coordinates of Roots Blower for Manufacuture

Copy sketch-elements

CopyMinder

About

Privacy

Software Protection

CopyMinder Network Server

CMServer

Coupler Curve

Crank

Clockwise / Counter Clockwise

Cross-over Jerk

Infinite

Cubic of Stationary Curvature

Curvature

Curvature Rate

Curve

Cv - Velocity Coefficient

Cycloidal CV 50%

- D -

Damping in Cam System

Data Format: Data Transfer Table.

Data Import - Point-Cloud

Data Types

Channels

On Wires

Units

Data-Channels

Data on Wires

Data: Units

Data: Wire Channels

Definition

Element

Element Icon

Kutzbach Criterion

Mobility

Degrees-of-Freedom

Dyad

Geared-Rocker

Motion Driven Part

Delete a Mechanism

Delete Dependent Elements

Design of Cam Mechanical Systems

Drive and Load

Power Flow

Terminology

Design of Cycloidal Gear Reducers

Design of Stud and Yoke Cam-Followers

Contact

Eccentric Cam-Follower

Eliminate Backlash

Force Action

Power and Motion Transfer

Stud Cam-Followers

Yoke Cam-Followers

Design Set dialog box - R10

Design-Set dialog

Add Element Row

Lock Design-Set

Maximum and Minimum Values

Rebuild

Remove Element Row

Dialog

2D Cam: Properties and Display

3D-Cam

All Dialog Boxes

Application-Settings

Ball-Joint

Blend-Curve sketch-element

CAD-Line

CAD-Line - DXF tab

CAD-Line - Mass Properties

CAD-Line - SOLIDWORKS tab

Cam-Coordinates

Cam-Data Function-Block

CamLinks

Configure Power Source

Download Example Models

DXF Layer Editor

DXF-Element

Edit Dimension

Extrusion

Extrusion Color

Extrusion Depth

Extrusion Offset

Feedscrew / Scroll

Function-Block : Force Data

Function-Block : Linear Motor

Function-Block : Motion-Path FB

Function-Block : Spring Force

Funtion-Block : CAD Control

Funtion-Block : Gearing

Funtion-Block : Graph Function-Block

Funtion-Block : Linear Motion

Funtion-Block : Maths

Funtion-Block : Motion

Funtion-Block : Motion-Dimension

Funtion-Block : Parameter-Control

Funtion-Block : Polynomial-Fit

Funtion-Block : Statistics

Gusanos

Infeed Screw

Machine Settings

Machine Settings: Specify Units

Magnetic-Joint

Make Movie

Material Density

Maths Calculator

Mechanism

Model

Motion FB - R10

Motion-Path FB

Part Offset

Plane

Point Properties and Position

Point Vectors and Positions

Point-Cloud, Curve-Fitting Tool

Pulley

Rename

Rename Element

Select Elements

Tool : Briefcase

Tool : Design-Set

Tool : Pattern

Tool : Point Cloud

Tortillas sin fin

View References

Worm

Dialog CAD-Line

Convert DXF Elments to MD Lines and Arcs

Dialog Graph Settigns

Graph Title

Dialog:

Function-Block : Point-Data

Import SOLIDWORKS sketch

Dialog-box

Gear-Pair

Mass-Properties - User defined

OK, Cancel, Rest, Help

Rack-Pinion

Dialog-EditDimension

Diametric Pitch

Differential Gearing

Dimension

Angle - 2 Lines

Angle - 3 Points

Arc radius

Circle radius

Driven

Horizontal

Horizontal Distance

Line length

Negative Dimension

Parallel

Perpendicular [Point to Line]

Two Points

Vertical

Vertical Distance

Dimension as Independent Variable

Dimension dialog

Negative dimension

Dimensions

Units

Direction of Gravity

Display Filters toolbar

Display of:

Acceleration-Vectors

Velocity-Vectors

Download Local Help

Download Off-Line 'Local Help'

Download SolidWorks Type Libraries

Drag

Add Part

Dwell from a Constant Radius Coupler Curve

Dwell from a Straight-Line Coupler Curve.

Dwell Mechanisms

DXF Element

Edit DXF Units

Edit File

DXF Layers

Colors

Show / Hide

Dyad

Closure

Degrees-of-Freedom

Gruebler Equation

Ram-R

Dyad, Dyadd.

How to Add...

Pin-Joint

Prismatic-Joint

PRP

Revolute-Joint

RPP

RPR

RRP

RRR

Slide-Joint

SSP

SSR

Dynamic Response

Backlash: Detrimental effects of

Dynamic Response of Cam Mechanism

- E -

Edit

Magnetic-Joint

Part

Edit 3D Cam

Edit a CAD-Line

Edit Element

Selection-Window

Special Case

Edit Menu

Application Settings

Delete

Edit Element

Edit Part

Machine Settings

Redo

Show Command History

Undo

Edit menu:

Auto-Update

Edit parameters in dialog-boxes

Edit Part icon

Edit Phase of Motion

Edit Plane

Angle

Angle of New Plane

Offset

Offset to New Plane

Parameters

Edit Scale of Motion

Edit the Length of a Belt.

Editor

Mechanism

Mechanism Editor

Model

Model Editor

Part

Part Editor

Element

CAD-Line

Delete

Delete Profile

DXF Element

Element icon

Kinematic-Data

Objects

Properties

Rename

Symbols

Element Explorer

Assembly Tree

Geometry Tree

Kinematics Tree

Element in a Simple Gear-Pair

Elements

View References

Epicyclic Gears

Epicyclic: How to add Gears with an Orbiting Centres

Epicycloid / Hypocycloid Curves

Equation for Degrees of Freedom of a Kinematic-Chain

EULA

Euler-Savary

Evaluate EXACT Motion-Values

Example DXF Element Name

Example Fixed and Orbiting Gear-Pairs

Example Torque Calculation of Index Table with Backlash.

Example Videos of Four-Bar Mechanisms

Examples

Dyads

Four-bar Mechanisms

Exit

Exploring the Kinematics-Tree

Export 3D Cam to SOLIDWORKS

Export Gears to SOLIDWORKS

Extrusion dialog  box

R10+

Extrusion dialog box

Extrusion Color

Extrusion Graphics Quality

Extrusion Opacity

Extrusion Show/Hide

Extrusion Mass

Extrusion Mass Properties

Mass

Material Density

Moment of Inertia

Extrusion Moment of Inertia

Extrusion Parameters

Extrusion Depth

Extrusion Offset

Part Offset

Extrusion Toolbar

- F -

FAQ

Add Sketch-Loops

Colors in the Part Editor

Colors used in the Part Editor?

Delete an Extrusion

Dyad Closure

Edit a Dimension

Hierachy of Extrusion

Horizontal Dimension

How many Kinematic-Chains?

How many Mechanism Editors?

How many Part can I edit

How to edit the length of a Part

Inversion

Part Editor

Pin in a Slot

Start the Part Editor

Vertical Dimension

Why edit a Part

FAQs

How to Edit Motion Start

Part Outline Colors

Why can I not see all of the BasePart?

Why is the BasePart not Green?

Feed screws

Feedback Area

Animation Speed

Animation Speed Slider

Approximate MMA

Extended Hints

Force & Torque Vectors

Force and Torque Arrow Vector

Master Machine Angle

Message Area

Message Window

Precise MMA

Show Hints

Velocity & Acceleration Vectors

Feedscrew dialog box

Feedscrew Data Transfer to SOLIDWORKS

SolidWorks Paths

Surface,Rims, Colour, Transparency.

Feedscrew dialog-box

Feedscrew Range

Mesh Density

File Menu

Download Tutorials

Exit

Most Recently Used

New

Open

Open .CXL

Open .CXL.1

Open .MTD

Open .MTD.1

Open .ZXL

Open DXF File

Open Mec File

Print

Printer Setup

Recent Files

Save

Save as

File Toolbar

Filters

Dimensions

Filters Menu

Force

Constant Force

Constant 'Friction' Force

Coulomb Force

Drag Force

Spring Force

Viscous Damping

Force at a Point

Force Closed Cams

Pros and Cons

Force Data FB

Select Joint, Cam, or Spring

Select Point

Force Menu

Calculate Force ON / OFF

Configure Power Source

Force Vector Colors

Force Vectors

Display

Show if active...

Force Vectors show/hide

Forces

Slider Forces

Forward Kinematics

Forward-Kinematics

Function-Block

CAD Control FB

Cam-Data FB

Force Data

Force Function

Gearing FB

Gearing R10

Golden FBs

Graph FB

Graph -Settings

Input-Connectors

Introduction to

Linear-Motion FB

Math FB

Measurement FB

Motion Dimension FB

Motion Dimension-Rocker

Motion Dimension-Slider

Motion Dimension-Special Case

Motion FB

Motion-Path FB

Output-Connectors

Parameter Control.

Point-Data FB

Polynomial Fit.

Spring Force

Statistics FB

Stats FB

Y-axis Display Options

Function-Blocks

Data-Values and Data Channels

How to Connect Function-Blocks

How to connect with wires.

Kinematic Elements Toolbar

Furgusen

- G -

Gear Centres: Distance between Centres

Gear Design Parameters

Gear Sectors

Gear Segments

Gearbox Database

Gearbox-Sizing

Geared Five-Bar Mechanisms

Coupler Curves

Function-Generator

Geared Four-bar Linkage

Geared Four-bar Mechanism

Irregressive Geared Four-bar

Regressive Geared Four-bar

Geared-Rocker

Degrees-of-Freedom

Gear-Pair

Gruebler Equation

How to Add...

Gearing Definitions

Gearing Equations

Gearing FB

Gearing Function-Block dialog

Gear-Pair

Add Gear-Pair

Addendum

Compound Gear-Train

Dedendum

Differential Gears

Epicyclic

Epicyclic Gears

External

Gear Mesh

Gears with Orbiting Gear Centres

Gears with Two Degrees of Freedom

How to add a Simple Gear-Pairs

Internal

Kinematics of

Kinematics of Geared Rocker

Line-of-Centres

Mesh

Module

Monobloc

Number-of-Teeth

Planetary Gears

Planetary Gears-Trains

Pressure Angle

Reverted-Gear Train

Simple Gear Train

Gear-Pair dialog

Adjustments tab

Define tab

Parameters tab

Gear-Pair+ RPR

Gear-Pair+ RRP

Gear-Pair+ RRR

Gears

Boulton Engine

Parallel Motion

Watt Steam Engine

Gears and Curves

Epicycloid

Epitrochoid

Hypocycloid

Hypotrochoid

Peritrochoid

Pumps

Wankel Engine

Gears and Lobe-Pumps

Gears for Differential Gear-Boxes

Gears for Epitrochoid Curves

Gears for Hypotrochoid Curves

Gears for Peritrochoid Curves

Gears for Planetary Gear-Boxes

Gears Mechaanisms

Gear Curves

Gear-Trains

Gears with Five Bar Mechanisms

Gears with Fixed Centres

Gears with Four-Bar Mechanisms

Gears with Orbiting Centres

Gears with Two Degrees-of-Freedom

General Design Information

Basic Kinematics

Cam Mechanisms

Gear Mechanisms

Mechanism Synthesis

General Information

Geneva Mechanism

Geometric Constraint Programming

Geometry Menu

Geometry Tree

Constraints

Dimensions

Sketch-Elements

German Help Option - Trial

Getting Started Tutorials - MechDesigner

Getting Started Tutorials - MotionDesigner

Globoidal Cam Design Software

Globoidal Cam dialog

Glossary

Grahof's Law

Graph FB dialog-box

Y-axis display options

Graph Interface

Graph Settings

Graph Automatic Axes

Graph Axes

Graph Line Colour

Graph Min - Max

Graph Title

Graph Settings Dialog Box

Y-Axis and X-Axis Scales

Graphic Area

Graphics Card Driver

OpenGL

Grashof Criterion

Crank Rocker

Deltoid Linkage

Double Crank

Double Rocker

Drag Link

Kite Linkage

Parallelegram Linkage

Grashof Criterion Videos

Grashof Law

Grashof's Rule

Groove Cam

Gruebler Equation

Gusanos

- H -

Hart Straight-Line Mechanism

Help menu

About

Edit Language DataBase

Local Help

On-line Help

Tutorials

Help menu > Download latest Help...

Hints

Hoeken Straight-Line Mechanism

How many Kineamtic-chains in a Mechanism Editor?

How many Mechanism Editors can I use.

How many Parts can I edit at one time?

How to

How to ...

Hover and Merge Points

Merge Points for a Sketch-loop

How to add a:

Part

How to Change the Closure of a Dyad.

How to delete constraints

How to Dimension a Point

How to edit a Ball-Joint:

Effective Mass

Offset Ball-Joint from Mechanism-Plane

Offset from Mechanism Plane

Radius

Symbolic Radius

How to Edit a Connecting Part:

Edit Length

Edit Symbollic Radius

How to edit a parameters with the Spin-box tool

How to edit an Element

How to edit elements 'on-the-fly'

How to get Contrextual Help

How to link a motion to move a part.

How to open a Dialog box

How to Rename an Element

How to Start the Part-Editor

How to use your mouse...

Cancel

Click

Double-click

Drag

Hover

Icon Palette

Left Mouse Button

LMB

Mouse

OK

Right Mouse Button

RMB

How to Video:

Add a sketch-loop

Merge Points

How to...

... delete a Constraint?

Add a 2D Cam

Add a Part

Add a Point-Cloud

Add a Scroll

Add an PRP Dyad

Add an RPP Dyad

Add an RPR Dyad

Add an RRP Dyad

Add an RRR Dyad

Add Pin-Joint - Special-Case

Add Planes

Change Dyad Closure

Connect Function-Blocks

Create an Inversion

delete a Constraint

Delete a Profile

Delete an Sketch-Element

Design a all Cam-Types

Display Acceleration Vectors

Display Velocity Vectors

Download and use the Local Help

Drag

Edit a 2D Cam

Edit a Ball-Joint

Edit a Data Value in a Data-Box

Edit a Dimension

Edit a Parameter in a dialog-box

Edit a Part

Edit an Element

Edit an Extrusion Element

Edit Part

Edit Spin-Box Increment

Edit the data-value with the Spin-Box

Edit the Length of a Part

Edit the parameters in a dialog-box.

Edit the Part Outline?

Enter data

Get Cam-Coordinate Data

Install MechDesigner

Know I using the Part Editor?

Move a Mechanism Editor to a different Plane

Move/Drag a Dialog-box

Open a dialog-box

Prepare Parts in SolidWorks

Rename an Element

Start the Part Editor

Use Function-Blocks

Use the Spin-Box Control

Use the Spin-Box tool

View from the Perspective of a Part

- I -

Image Quality

Import

.MEC

.SHP

DXF

DXF Drawings

Mass Properties from CAD model

SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS Sketch

STL file

Import Acceleration Data

Import Data Segment

Import DXF File

Import Mass Properties from CAD

Import Motion Data

Acceleration List

Position List

Z Raw Data

Import Position List

Import SolidWorks Part / Assembly

About Coordinate Systems and Import SolidWorks PArt

Color

Display Options

Import File Quality from SolidWorks

Show / Hide

Transparency

Import STL File

Import to CAD-Line

DXF

SolidWorks

STL

Indexing

Belt Design

Pattern

Indexing Bael Cam

Indexing Cam Mechanisms

Inertia Ratio, Q

Input Torque Coefficient, Cc

Normalized Loads

Overrun

Overun

Payload Conjugate Cams.

Payload Types

Power

Pre-load Coefficinet, K

Torque

Indexing Cams

Barrel Cams

Examples

Globoidal Cam

Parallel Cams

Indexing Globoidal Cam

Indexing Motion

Belt

Infeed Screws

Inflection Point

Input Transmission Rigidity

Install Network Server

Installation

Administrator

Client

CMServer

Exceptions

Floating License

Floating Licesne

Installation Options

Network Administrator Instructions

Network License

Network Version

Roaming Licenses

Server

Single-Use License

Standalone license

Standalone Professional

Standalone Version

Trial Version

Type Libaries Quarantine

Virus Checkers

Installed-Kinematics.

Instructions

Internet Menu

Inverse Kinematics

Inverse Peaucellier Straight-Line Mechanism

Inverse-Kinematics

Inversion

Inversion - Kinematic

- J -

Jetter Automation: Motion File Save As

Joint

Linear Slide

Magnet

Magnetic

Pin

Prismatic

Revolute

Slide

- K -

Kempe Straight-Line Mechanism

Keyboard Short Cut

ALT+ C : Run or Cycle Machine

B : Step Backward

F : Step Forward

Home : Move the Master MAchine Angle to 0

INS : Add Part

Keyboard Shortcuts

Kinematic Definitions

Closed Kinematic-Chain

Degrees-of-Freedom

DOF

Higher Kinematic Pair

Joint

Kinematically Defined Chain

Kinematic-Chain

Kinematic-Pair

Kutzbach Criterion

Lower Kinematic Pair

Mobility

Open Kinematic-Chain

Planar Kinematic-Chain

Rigid Body

Wrapping Kinematic Pair

Kinematic Dyad

Air-Cylinder and Clevis

PRP

Ram-P

Ram-R

RPP

RPR

RRP

RRR

SSP

SSR

Kinematic Inversion.

Kinematic Synthesis

Kinematic Vectors

Velocity & Acceleration

Kinematically Defined Part

Kinematic-Chains

About Kinematic-Chains

Dyads

Geared-Rocker

General Information

Motion Parts

Rocker

Slider

Kinematic-chains: Basics

Definition

Joints

Motion-Dimensions

Parts

Kinematic-chains: Joints

Higher Kinematic Pair

Kinematic Pair

Lower Kinemaitc Pair

Wrapping Kinematic Pair

Kinematic-Chains: Motion-Dimension

Angle - Rocker

Distance - Slider

Kinematics - Background Information

Kinematics Tree

Dyads

Geared Rocker

Kinematically Defined Chain

Kinematic-Chains

Motion-Parts

Rocker

Slider

Kinematics-Tree

Brocken Chains

Dyad Closure

Solved Chains

- L -

Large Models

Working with...

Legal Notice

License Agreement

Lighting

Ambient

Diffuse

Edit

Model

SolidWorks Lighting

Specular

W

XYZW

Line of Centres

Linear Motion Function-Block dialog

Linear-Motion Function-Block

Line-of-Centres

Link

Linkage Synthesis

Linkages

List of Dialog boxes

Lobe Pumps: Design of...

Local Toolbar

Locus

Locus of Symmetrical Coupler Curves

Lubrication

Mode of Lubrication

- M -

Machine Settings

Cycle Speed

Cycles/minute

Edit

Engineering Units

Kinematic Speed

Machine Speed

Number-of-Steps

Parts per Minute

RPM

Simulation Speed

Units

Machine Settings Dialog

Cycling Parameters

Specify Units

Machine Speed vs Animation Speed

Machine-Clock

Magentic-Joint

Magnetic-Joint dialog

Curve Follow Inside

Curve Follow Outside

Curve Following

Probe Compensation

Radius Control

Magnetic-Joint dialog box

Path Following Options

Radius Control

Magnetic-Joint dialog box - R10

Magnet-Joint

Make Movie

Make Movie dialog box

File Format

File Names

Frame Postion

Frame Size

Movie Parameters

Number of Frames

Number of Images

Mass

Inertia

Mass

Moment of Inertia

Radius of Gyration

Mass-Properties

Master Machine Speed

Maths FB dialog box

Calculator Functions

Maths FB dialog-box

Max Shear Stress

Maximum Contact Shear Stress

Equations

Maximum Shear Stress

Assumptions

Notes

Measure

Angle: Three Points

Angle: Two Lines

Angle: Two Points

Distance: Line and Point

Distance: Two Points

Measurement FB

Line to Line - Parallel

Point to Line

Point to Point

Measurements in Mechanism Editor

Angle: Three Points

Angle: Two Lines

Angle: Two Points

Distance: Line and Point

Distance: Two Points

Mechanism Design and Analysis Software

Mechanism Design Tutorials

Mechanism Editor and Local Toolbar

Mechanism Local Toolbar

Mechanism Menu

Add 2D Cam

Add 3D Cam

Add Ball-Joint

Add Ball-Screw

Add Gear Pair

Add Magnetic-Joint

Add Mechanism in Mechanism

Add Part

Add Pin-Joint

Add Plane

Add Point-Trace

Add Rack-Pinion

Add Reference Geometry

Add Scroll

Add Slide-Joint

Edit Part

Gear Pair [Bevel]

Mechanism Synthesis

Branch Defects

Burmester Points

Centre Point Curve

Circle Point Curve

Circuit Defects

Constraint Based Sketch Editor

Coupler Curve Mechanism Synthesis

Coupler Point Cusps

Coupler Point Mechanism Synthesis

Cubic of Stationary Curvature

Five Position Synthesis

Five Postiion Synthesis

Four bar Mechanism Synthesis

Four Position Synthesis

Four-bar Mechanism Coupler Curve Synthesis

Four-bar Mechanism Coupler Point Synthesis

Freudenstein Equation

Function Generation

Function Generator

Instantaneous Centre

Instantaneous Kinematics

Linkage Sythesis

Order Defects

Practical Considerations

Replace Gear Segments with a Mechansim

Symmetrical Coupler Curves

Three Position Synthesis

Two Position Synthesis

Velocity Pole

Mechanism Synthesis Software

MechDesigner

Buying

MechDesigner File Locations

Application Settings & Style

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Example Models

INI file

Language Database

SOLIDWORKS Type Library

Timing Diagram

Tutorials

MechDesigner Help & Support

MechDesigner Installation

Trial

MechDesigner 'Reference' Help: R13/R14

MechDesigner.chm

MechDesigner:

Administrator Rights

Recommended Settings

System Requirements

Memo

Close

Open

Memo: Automatically Open on Start

Menu

Add

Constraints

Display Filters

Edit

File

Filters

Forces

Function-Blocks

Geometry

Help

Internet

Kinematic Elements

Machine elements

Mode menu [Mechanism-Editor]

Model [Model-Editor]

Part Local Toolbar

Run

Selection Filters

Solids

View

Menus and Toolbars

Merge-Points

Sketch-loop

Miotion-Laws:

'Constant-Crank-Velocity'

Model

Add Mechanism

Auto-Update

Lighting

Rebuild

Model a Chain

Model Editor and Local Toolbar

Model Local Toolbar

Model Menu

Add Mechanism

Add Plane

Model menu [Mechanism-Editor]

Model Menu [Model-Editor]

Modelling FB menu:

Briefcase

Modelling FB toolbar

Modiefied Hart Straight Line Mechanism

Modified Kempe Straight-Line Mechanism

Modified Sine CV 20%

Modified Sine CV 33%

Modified Sine CV 50%

Modified Sine CV 66%

Most Recently Used

Motion

Belt Path

Definitions

Indexing

Terminolog

Motion Advance

Motion Analysis

Measurment FB

Point Data FB

Motion Blending

Motion Continuity

Motion Delay

Motion Design Considerations

Motion Design Software for Machines

Motion Design: Improve

Motion Dimension

Slider Positive Direction

Motion Dimension FB

Cannot Add!

Problems

Motion Dynamic Consideration

Period Ratio

Residual Vibration

Motion FB dialog box

Motion File menu

Save as Jetter DA file type

Motion Function-Block dialog

Motion Graph

Blend-Point Symbol and Graph Line sizes

Colour Options

Number-of-Steps in Motion graph

Rename Motion

Units: X-axis and Y-axis.

Motion Law Coefficients

Motion Law:

Polynomial 23

Polynomial 345

Motion Retard

Motion Smoothing

Motion Study

Measurement FB

Point Data FB

Motion: Advance, Before, Earlier

Motion: Data Transfer Table

Clear Data

'Copy' Data

Copy Data in table to Clipboard

'Cut' Data

Delete Data

Get 'List' Data in Sgement

Get Motion Data

Get Segment Data

Import Data

Load Data

Overlay Trace

Paste Data in Clipbard to Table

Put Data

Put Data to List Segment

Save Data

Toolbar

Motion: Delay, After, Later

Motion: Edit toolbar

Active Motion Settings

Auto-Update Model

Redo

Sweep Display

Undo

Motion: File menu

Add Motion

Motion Names

Open and Append Motion

Open,.da,.mtd, .shp

Print All Motions

Print Motion

Save Active Motion:

Save all

Save as...

Save As: .da,.mtd,.shp

Motion: File toolbar

Delete Active Motion

Motion: Motion toolbar

Motion: Tools menu

Append Segment

Data Transfer Table

Delete Segment

Export Motion Data

Import Motion Data

Insert Blend Point

Insert Blend-Point At...

Insert Segment

Motion Data Transfer

Overlay [Trace] Motion

Motion: View toolbar

Acceleration Graph

Jerk Graph

Pan Left

Pan Right

Position Graph

Show Acceleration

Show Jerk

Show Position

Show Velocity

Velocity Graph

Zoom Extents

Zoom-in

Zoom-out

MotionDesign Software

MotionDesigner

...from MechDesigner

Icon Sizes

Show/Hide

MotionDesigner Docking

Redock

Undock

MotionDesigner R13.2

Welcome

MotionDesigner Toolbars

Motion-Dimension

Motion-Dimension FB

Edit Base-Value

Motion-Dimension Function-Block

Motion-Law Coefficients

Ca, Cv, Cc, Pc

Motion-Law Selector

Motion-Law:

Constant Acceleration

Constant Velocity

Constant-Jerk

Cubic

Cycloidal

Cycloidal CV50

Dwell

Flexible Polynomial

Import Acceleration List

Import Data as Motion-Law

Import Position List

Mod Sine

Mod Trap

Modified Sinusoid

Modified Trapezoidal

Parabolic

Polynomial 4567

Polynomial: Low Impact at Cross-over

Quadratic

Quick-Return Finite Jerk

Quick-Return, Continuous Jerk

Ramp

Rapid-Return, Finite Jerk Start/End/Mid-Point

Rapid-Return, Smooth-Start/End

Scotch-Yoke Special

SHM

Simple Harmonic Motion

Sine Squared

Sine-Constant-Cosine Acceleration

Sinusoidal

Throw

Triple Harmonic

Triple Harmonic: 'Modified Trapezoidal'

Triple Harmonic: 'Zero-Jerk at Cross-over'

Triple-Harmonic: 'Modified-Sine'

'Y Inverse Sinusoid'

Motion-Laws

Special

Motion-Laws Compared

Motion-Laws:

Introduction

Names of:

Motion-Parts

Degrees-of-Freedom

Gruebler Equation

How to Add...

Mobility

Rocker

Slider

Motion-Path Dialog box

Data Dispaly in Graphic Area

Point List

Motion-Path FB

BeltToothPitch

Control Path Length with Dimension

Dialog box

Point Parameters

Motion-Path FB dialog box

Motion-Path Function-Block

Motor and Gearbox

Motor Database

Motor Drive Database

Motor Toque

Motor Torque tab

Motor Torque

Duty Cycle tab

Kinetostatic Torque Speed Curve

Move a Motion-Point along a sketch-path

Movie

Step Forward

MP4 x264

- N -

Netwok License

Check-in / Check-out license

Roaming Network Licenses

New File

Nomenclature

Normal Constraint

Normalized Cam or Motion Laws.

Number Format

Data Output Format

Dimension Font

Dimension Format

Vector Number Format

Number of Cam Points in Standard Display

Number of Graph Steps/Points

Number of Teeth: Gears

Number of Teeth: Rack-Pinion

Number-of-Steps

Warning / Reminder

Number-of-Steps / Machine Cycle

- O -

Open

.LXL

Open a CAD-Line dialog box

Open Camlinks MEC File

Open Dialog-Box

Selection-Window

Open DXF File-Type

Open File

Open Library File

OpenGL

Optimisation

Oscillatiing Follower

Output Transmission Rigidity

Overview of Contextual toolbars

Mechanism-Editor

Solids toolbar

Overview of General Use toolbars

Display-Filters toolbar

Edit toolbar

File toolbar

Run toolbar

Selection-Filters toolbar

View toolbar

Visibility toolbar

- P -

Part Editor

Geometry menu

Geometry toolbar

Why Edit a Part?

Part Editor and Local Toolbar

PArt Local Toolbar

Part Outlines

Colors

Part Position in Part Coordinates

Part-Editor

Rules

Parts

Outline Colors

Path

Path-Joint

Kinematics of:

Pattern

Add

Belt

Belt Pockets

CAD-Line

Phase Pattern

Solid

Pattern Element dialog box

Phase Visibility

Phases

Pattern FB Dialog box

Enable Pattern

Pattern FB dialog-box

PatternEnable

Pay Load Types

Constant

Function of Acceleration

Function of Displacement

Function of Velocity

Special Function

Peaucellier Straight-Line Mechanism

Period-Ratio: Cam Command to Follweor Response

Phase adjust motion-values

Piggyback Slider

Add

Review

Sets

Pin a Slot

Pin-Joint

Compound Pin-Joint

Pin-Joint - Special Case

Two or more Coincident Pin-Joints

Plane

Distribution of Planes

Hierarchy of Planes

Planeary Gears

Annulus

Gear Ratio

Planet Carrier

Planet Gear

Ring Gear

Sun Gear

Planes and Mechanisms

Plot Graphs

Point Cloud dialog box

Fit Curve to data

Import Data

Point Coordinates

Point Data Function-Block

Point Force

Point Locus

Point Positiion

'Fix' Constraint

Lock & Specify

Position in Mechanism Coordinates

Position in Part Coordinates

Point Position in Mechanism Coordinates

Point-Cloud

Add

Point-Cloud and Curve Following

Point-Cloud dialog-box

Data-File Formats

Point-Cloud Options

Point-Cloud Original Data Accuracy

Thoughts and Approximations

Points

centre-Point

end-Point

start-Point

Positive Drive Cam

Preferences

Preferred Motion Laws

Pressure Angle

Pressure Angle of Stationary Cams

Print

Printer Setup

Prismatic Joint

Profile

Auto-Profile

Auto-Profiles

Profile Contours

Primary Contour

Secondary Contour

Project Explorer

Command Manager

Element Explorer

Selection Window

PSMotion

Address

web

Pulley

Number-of-Teeth

Pulley dialog box

Number of Teeth on Pulley

Read Only: Belt Length

Read Only: Drive or Driven Pulley?

Read Only: Tooth Pitch

Release 10

Pulley-Rocker

How to Add...

Path-Joint

- Q -

Q

- R -

Rack and Pinion Gear Parameters

Rack Pinion Design Parameters

Rack-Pinion

Addendum

Dedendum

Gear Mesh

Mesh

Module

Number-of-Teeth

Pressure Angle

Radius of Curvature of:

Pitch Circle Centre

Pitch Path

Ram-P

Ram-R

Rate of Change of Curvature

Rebuild/rebuilt machines.

Reciprocating Follower

Recommended Settings

Redo

Reference Elements

Reference Geometry

Reference Sketch

Refubish Cams

Remove

Rename

Dialog

Rename Element

Replace Gear Segments with four-bar Linkage

Report a Bug

Request a Feature

Reset Output

Restore size of Maximised 'Open' or 'Save As..' dialog.

Reverse Engineering Cams.

Reverse-Engineer Cams

Right-Angle Constraint

Right-clcick

Delete Element

Edit Element

Roberts Straight-Line Mechanism

Robot:

2 Axis Parallel Robot

2.5D SCARA

2D SCARA

3-axis Parallel Robot

Gantry Robot

XY Robot

Rocker

Rockwell [Allen-Bradley] Logix 5000 Cam file

Roller Gear Drive

Roots Blower: Design of

Rotating Cam

Flat-faced Follower

Offset Flat-faced Follower

Oscillating Flat-faced Follower

Translating Flat-faced Follower

Rotating Cam with basic Inverse-Kinematics

Run Menu

Cycle

Home

Run

Step Backward

- S -

Save

File

Save as

.CXL

.DXF

.DXF Mechanism

.DXF Part

.LXL

.MTD

.ZXL

Save as .ZXL

Save motions for Timing Diagram.

SCCA

SCCA Motion-Law

Segment-Parameters to get Traditional Motion-Laws.

Scott Russell Straight-Line Mechanism

Scroll

Add

Scrolls

Segment Blending

Segment Editor:

Asymmetrical Motions

Segment Parameters

Segment Range

Segment Width

Segment-Editor

Control-Buttons

Segment-Editor:

Y-axis controls: Blend, Start, End

Select Elements

Selection Filters toolbar

Selection-Window

Delete Element...

Discard all others Elements...

Discard this Element

Edit Element...

Rename Element

Show or Hide Element

View References

Servo Motor

Servo Motor Sizing

Servomotor

Servomotor Sizing

Settings

Show / Hide

Active-Mechanism-Solids ONLY

Extrusions

Model

Solids

Show / Hide Model Elements in Mechanism

Show / Hide MotionDesigner

Show Hidden Folders

Show Limit Lines

Show Model of All or Active Mechanism Only

Show or Hide a Solid/Extrusion

Show or Hide Kinematic Vectors

Show other Sketches in Mechanisms

Simple Four-bar mechanism design.

Sine-Constant-Cosine Acceleration

Single Cycle Video

Sinusoid Phase

Six Bar Kinemaitc-Chains

Pin-Joint and Slide-Joints.

Six-bar Kinematic-Chains

Stephenson 1

Stephenson 2

Stephenson 3

Watt 1

Watt 2

Six-bar Mechanisms

Cabinet Door Hinge

Car Hood Hinge

Furniture Hinge Mechanism

Garage Door Mechansims

Sketch Constraint

Coincident

Concentric

Equal

Horizontal

Mid-Point

Parallel

Perpendicular

Tangent

Vertical

Sketch Continuity

Sketch Element: Arc

Sketch Element: Blend-Curve

Sketch Element: CAD-Line

Sketch Element: Circle

Sketch Element: Line

Sketch Element: Point

Sketch Element: Spline

Spline

Sketch-Element

Arc

Blend-Curve

CAD-Line

Circle

Line

Point

Points and Trace-Points.

Polyline

SOLIDWORKS Import Sketch

Spline

Sketch-Element Trouble-shooting

Sketch-Elements

Smoothness

Slide-Joint

Orientation

Slide-Joint Special Case

Symbol

Slider

Add Motion-Dimension FB

Slot Cams

Complications and Solutions

Linear Cams

Smoothness Curve

Solid Modelling

Extrusion Element

Hierarchy

Primary Contour

Profile Element

Secondary Contour

Sketch-Loop

Solids

Extrusion Design

Import a Part from SOLIDWORKS

Import STL from CAD

Solids Menu

Add Auto-Profiles

Add Hole

Add Polyline

Add Profile

Auto-Layer

Auto-Profile

Show or Hide Extrusion

SOLIDWORKS

3D Cam export to...

CAD File Synchronization

Download SolidWorks Type Libraries

Export Cam to...

Import SolidWorks File

Install Type Libraries

Send Cam Data to Solidworks

Synchronize All Files

Type Libraries

Type Library

SolidWorks Type Libraries

SolidWorks Type Library

SOLIDWORKS: Import Sketch

Specification of Stud and Yoke Cam Followers

Material

Maximum Acceleration

Maximum Skewing Angle

Maximum Speed

Maximum Tilting Angle

Minimum Cam-Follower Load

Stud Hardness

Stud Size

Stud Surface Finish

Spherical-Joint

Spin-Box

Show or Hide

Spin-Box Increment

Spline - alternative

Spline Handles

Spring

Constant Force

Coulomb Friction

Drag Froce

Free-Length

Spring-Rate

Spring / Linear Motor

Spring FB

Input-Connector Data

Output-Connector Data

Spring Force Dialog Box

Constant Force

Drag Force

Enable Spring

Enable Spring Force dialog box

Free Length

'Friction' Force

Spring Force Parameters

Spring Rate

Viscous Force

Springs

SSP

Adding

How to...

SSP Assur Group

SSP Dyad

SSR

Adding

How to...

SSR Assur Goup

SSR Dyad

Standard Cam Laws

Standard Motion Laws

Stationary Gear

Straight Line Mechanism

Straight-Line Mechanism

Roberts

Style, Styling

Surface Hardening of Steels for Cams

SW_TLB160.bpl

SW_TLB190.bpl

Swinging Follower

Symbols in the grpahic-area

Symbols in the Kinematics-Tree

System Requirements

- T -

Tangent Mate

Taper Roller

Tchebycheff Straight-Line Mechanism

Terminology

Theme

Timing Diagram.xlsx

Timing Diagrams.

Toggle Hints / Help menu

Tolerance-Analysis

Tool menu:

Point-Cloud

Toolbar

Constraints

Display Filters

Forces

Kinematic Elements

Kinematic Function-Blocks

Machine elements

Modelling Function-Blocks

Selection Filters

Solids

Toolbars

File

Kinematic Elements

Machine Elements

Model

Model [Mechanism-Editor]

View

Visibility

Tools menu:

Design-Set

Make One Cycle Movie

Pattern

Tornillos sin fin.

Torque Speed Curves

Torque-Speed Curves

Torsion Factor Equation

Torsion Factor, Ct

Trace

Trace Point

Trace-Point

How to drag a TracePoint.

Track Cam

Trandtional Motion Laws

Trapezoidal Velocity

Trouble-Shoot

Sketch-Elements

Troubleshooting

Feedscrews

Trouble-Shooting

Opening Part-Editor

Tutorial 1: Add Crank

Add Part

Tutorial 1: Add Crank/Rocker

Add Line to BasePart

Add Mechanism

Add Motion-Dimension FB

Add Pin-Joint

Add sketch-elements to the BasePart

Edit Length of Crank

How to Video...

Kinematically Define the Part

Motion-Dimension

Summary

Tutorial 10: Mechanical Devices

Approximate and Exact

Approximate Striaght-Line Mechanism

Crank + RPP Dyad

Exact Straight-Line Mechanism

Kinematics of a Quick Return Mechanism

Misalignment Coupling

Offset Shafts

Oldham Coupling

Parallel Shafts

Peaucellier Cell

Quick Return Mechanism

R+RPR

R+RRP

Return-Ratio

Rotary to Simple Harmonic Motion

RPPR

R-RPP

Scotch Yoke

Scotch-Yoke

Straight-Line Mechanisms & Linkages

Watt

Whitworth

Tutorial 10: Modelling Mechanical Devices

Tutorial 11: 2D Motion

2D Planar Guidance

Curvilinear Motion

Force Analysis

Piggyback Sliders

Planar Guidance

Planar Motion

Planar Motion Guidance

Rectilinear Motion

Remove the Piggyback Sliders

Translation Motion

XY Positioning Table

XY-Motion

XY-Table

Tutorial 12: Design a Spatial Mechanism

Add Ball-Joint [Spherical-Joint]

Add Connecting Part

Add Connecting-Part

Dyad-SSP

Dyad-SSR

Tutorial 12: Planar or Scalar Kinematic-chains

2D or 3D?

Car Hood Hinge

Concealed Door Hinge Animation

Furniture Door Mechanism

Garage Door Mechanism

Planar and Spatial Mechanisms

Six-bar Linkages

Six-Bar Mechanism

Tutorial 13: Forces

A Rocker Driven by a 2D Cam

A Rocker supported by a Spring

A Rotating Rocker

A Stationary Rocker

Cam Contact Force

Cam-Follower Bounce

Configure Power Source

Dynamic Forces

Kinetostatic Force

Kineto-static Force

Maximum Design Speed

Select a Servomotor and Gearbox

Understanding Forces in MechDesigner

Tutorial 14: Gear Pairs

Gear Mesh

Gear Trains

Gear-Pairs

Gears

Gears with Fixed Centres

Gears with Orbiting Centres

Gear-Trains

Tutorial 15: Add Pattern

Tutorial 16: Motion-Path & Blend-Curve

Basic Design

Tutorial 16: Motion-Path & Blend-Curves

Motion-Path FB

Ram-P

Ram-R

Tutorial 16: Motion-Path FB & Blend-Curve

About Blend-Curve

About Motion-Path FB

Tutorial 16: Motion-Path FB / Blend-Curve

Compare Piggyack Sliders and Blend-Curve

Tutorial 17: Belts and Pulleys

Belt is Driven by a Pulley

Fixed Pulley Centres

Fixed Pulleys Centres

Multiple Belts with one Pulley

Multiple-Pulleys with one Belt

Orbiting Pulley Centres

Pulleys are Driven by Belt

Tutorial 18: Maths FB

About...Maths FB

Acceleration: Radius of Curvature

Data-Channels

Input-Connectors

Lissajous Figures

Maths FB

Output-Connectors

Parametric Curves

Position: Epitrochoid Curve

Velocity: Cam on Epitrochoic Curve

Video of Epitrochoid Curve

Tutorial 2: Kinematic-Chains

Add Motion FB

Change-over Design

Change-Over Product Sizes.

Crank Rocker

Crank Slider

Delete Pin-Joint

Dyad

Dyad Closure

Dyad-Closure

Dyads

Four-bar linkage

Four-bar mechanism

Four-bar Mechanisms

Kinematic Closure

Pin in a Curved Slot

Pin in a Slot

Prismatic

Reconfigure Dyads

Revolute

RP

RP Joint

RPR Dyad

RRP Dyad

RRR Dyad

Scotch-Yoke Mechanism

Slider-Crank

Whitworth Quick Return

Tutorial 20 Scroll - Feedscrew

Add a Feedscrew

Add a Scroll

Tutorial 2A: More Dyads.

6-bar Mechanisms

Assur Groups

Dyads

Watt and Stephenson

Tutorial 3: Use the Part- Editor -

Basic sketching

Tutorial 4: Create Solid Extrusion

Level 1

Sketch-Loop and Extrusions

Tutorial 4: Create Solid Extrusions

About Sketch-Element, Extrusion, Profiles, Holes

Add a Profile to a Sketch-Loop

Auto-Profiles

Holes

Introduction

Level 2

Multiple

Sketch a Sketch-Loop

Tutorial 5: Function-Blocks

About Function-Blocks

Clockwise Crank

Counter-Clockwise Crank

Crank

Gearing FB

Golden Function-Blocks

How to use Function-Blocks

Input-Connectors

Introduction

Measurement FB

Motion Amplitude

Motion Dependency

Motion Frequency

Motion-Dimension FB

Motion-Dimension FB - Rocker

Motion-Values

Output-Connectors

Point-Data FB

Rocker

Slider

Wire

Wires

Tutorial 6: Add Rotating Cam

Cam Coordinates dialog box

Tutorial 6: Cams

Forward-Kinematics

Inverse-Kinematics

Tutorial 6A: Add Rotating Cam

Add 2D Cam

Add a Dyad

Add Cam-Shaft

Add Polyline to 2D Cam

Add Profile to Polyline

Add Slide-Joint

Add Slider Motion

Cam Follower as Profile

Export to SOLIDWORKS

Face Cam

Flat Cam

Get Cam Coordinates from Cams

Groove Cam

Oscillatiing Cam Follower

Parallel Indexer

Plate Cam

Reciprocating Cam Follower

RRR Dyad

Swinging Cam Follower

Track Cam

Tutorial 6B: Design Study: Labelling Machine

Add the Stationary Cams

Bottle Platform

Bottle Turret

Design Motions for Tools

Label Magazine and P&P Tool

Labelling Tools

P&P to Transfer Tool

P&P Tool

P&P Turret

Stationary Cam for Bottle Platform

Stationary Cam for P&P Tool

Stationary Cam for Transfer Tool

Transfer Tool

Transfer Turret

Turrets & Tools

Tutorial 6C: 3D-Cam

3D-Cam dialog-box

Add the Barrel Cam

Barrel Cam

CAD Control Function-Block

Check Cam Follower Clearance

Expor to SOLIDWORKS

Ferguson Cam

Globoidal Cam

How to use...

Roller Gear Drive Cam

Save as STEP

Type Libraries

Tutorial 6C: 3D-Cam - Barrel Cam

Oscillating Cam-Follower

Tutorial 6C: 3D-Cam Barrel-Cam

Add the Elements

Oscillating Barrel Cam

Tutorial 6D: Stationary Cam, Slot Cam

Introduction

Motion-Dependency

Tutorial 6D: Stationary Cam: Design 1

Add Linear Cam

Motion of the Sliding-Part is known

Rocker on Slider

Slide-Joint

Tutorial 6D: Stationary Cam: Design 2

Add a Stationary Linear Cam

Motion of Sliding-Part is not known

RRP Dyad Example

Stationary Cam with Gear-Pair

Tutorial 7: Design Sets

Add Design-Set to Assembly-Tree and Graphic-Area

Add Dimensions to Element-Rows

Add Element Rows to Design-Set

Edit Dimension in Element-Row

Tutorial 7: Design-Sets

Design Objective

Design Specification

Why use a Design-Set

Tutorial 8: CAD-Line

DXF tab

Tutorial 8: CAD-Line - DXF tab

Align DXF with CAD-Line

Element Selection

Tutorial 8: Import DXF

CAD-Line

CAD-Line dialog box

Convert DXF Outline to Extrusions

Display DXF Outline

DXF Outline Display

DXF Points Display

Edit DXF Element

Open DXF File

Tutorial 9: Automatically Add Part and Joints

Add Part and Pin-Joint automatically

Add Part and Slide-Joint automatically

Tutorial: Elements

Tutorial: Import SOLIDWORKS document

Add Coordinate System

Position a SOLIDWORKS Part in MD

Tutorial: Kinematic Properties

Element Properties

Point's Velocity & Acceleration Vectors

Trace-Point

Tutorial: Motion

Asymmetrical Motion

Constant Velocity with Flexible Polynomial

Edit a Motion with only one Segment?

Edit the End of a Selected Segment?

Edit the End of the Last Segment?

Edit the Start of a Standard Segment

How to design an Indexing Motion

Interface Overview

Introduction to Flexible Polynomial

Link a Motion to MechDesigner

P, V, A , J

Understanding Motion Graphs

Tutorial: Options and Tools

Application Settings

Application-Settings

Command History

Data Entry

How to use your Mouse

Spin-box

User Settings and Preferences

Tutorial: Preferences and Tools

How to use your mouse

Tutorial: Use the Part Editor - Basic

Add Arc

Add Coincident Constraint

Add Line

Add MEchanism

Add Part

Add Plane

Add Tangent Constraints

Define Part Length

Dimension

Edit Part

Edit the Length of a Part

Horiontal

Parallel

Sketch-Loop

Vertical

Tutorial: User Interface

Editor Tab

Feedback Area

Graphic-Area

Local-Toolbar

Mechanism-Editor

Memo

Memo-pad

Menus

Model-Editor

Part-Editor

Project Explorer

Show / Hide MotionDesigner

Toolbars

Tutorials

Before you start...

Getting Started - MechDesigner

Getting Started - MotionDesigner

Tutorials - Motion Overview

Menus and Toolbars

Tutorials 13: Forces

Understanding Slider Forces

Tutorials Cam Design

Flat Cam, Barrel Cam, Globoidal Cam

Tutorials on YouTube

Cams for a Cycloidal Gear Reducer

Cams for a Parallel Indexer

Tutorials: Motion Overview

Graph Area

Motion Name Tabs

Motion Width

Motion-Law Selector

Type Libraries

Check for Correct Version

Type-Library Automatic Installation

Type-Library Manual Installation

- U -

Undo

Units

DXF Drawing Units

Machine Units

Update Motion Quickly

User Interface

Editor tabs

Graphic Area

Local Toolbars

- V -

Vector: Acceleration - Show/Hide

Vector: Velocity - Show/Hide

Vectors

Acceleration

Velocity

Velocity Scaling

Velocity Vector

Video

Video...

Add a Sketch-Loop

Connect Function-Blocks

Dwell Mechanism

Genava Mechanism

Hover + Drag to merge points

How to Add a Motion Dimension Function-Block

How to Add Pin-Joint

Lobe Pump

Use the Merge-Points tool

Videos:

Add fixed Gear-Pair

Add orbiting Gear-Pair

View Menu

View References

View toolbar

Virus Checkers

Norton

Visibility menu:

Show Hide Model

Show Hide MotionDesigner

Show Hide Solid Active Mechanism

Visibility toolbar

Display Force Vectors

Display Model as Solid, WireFrame, or Both

Display MotionDesigner

Display other Sketch-elements

Display Solid in Mechanism-Editor only or All

Display Solids

Display Torque Vectors

Show/Hide other mechanisms

Solid with Wire-Frame

Solid without Wire-Frame

Wire-Frame only

- W -

Warning1

Watt and  Boulton Steam Engine

Double Speed of Flywheel

Pantograph

Parallel Motion Mechanism

Striaght Line Mechanism

Watt Straight-Line Mechanism

What are Auto-Profiles?

What is a Design-Set?

What is a Dyad Closure?

What is a Motion?

What is a Sketch-Loop?

Why is the dimension 'negative'.

Why so many CXL and MTD files?

Windows Vista and CopyMinder

Working Environment

MechDesigner.ini

Preferences

Settings

User Preferences

Working with Large Models

Worms

- X -

X-Axis:

Units

- Z -

ZXL

Unzip...

λ Asymmetrical Motions