' Slot-Cam'‡

Usually, the motions of cam and cam-followers are a function of the Master-Machine-Angle [MMA].

However, the cam or cam-follower motions, or both, may be a function of the angle or position of a Part, and not the MMA.

When the motion of one Part is a function of the motion of a different Part, we call it Motion-Dependency.

Note-Pencil-20 The Cam is not necessarily a 'Slot'. Other names might be: 'Linear Cam' or 'Stationary Cam', 'Ramp'.

Summary of this Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will design two slot cams in which the motion of a cam-follower, as a Rocker, is a function of the position of a sliding-part:

Design 1: The sliding-part is a Slider. Thus, we know its motion directly from the output-connector of the 'Slider' Motion-Dimension FB.

Design 2: The sliding-part is one a Part in a Dyad. Thus, as we do not directly know the motion of the sliding-part, we must measure the motion of the sliding-part with a Measurement FB.

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Step 6D1.0: Target Design

Step 6D1.1 Rotate a 2D-Cam to move a Slider

Step 6D1.2: Add the Rocker, Rocker Motion

Add the Stationary 2D-Cam...

Step 6D1.3: Add the Stationary 2D-Cam: Models that do work and those that do not!


Step 6D2.0: Target Design

Step 6D2.1: Add a Gear-Pair and Trace-Point

Step 6D2.2: Add an RRP Dyad and Rocker

Add the Stationary 2D-Cam...

Step 6D2.3: Add the Stationary 2D-Cam

Prepare the Cam-Data for SolidWorks.

Step 6D3.1: Export the data and prepare it for SolidWorks

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