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loadcell lock

Ines

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Hi,
I'm just a begginer in Mechanism and I can't figure out when to use a loadcell lock and when not to... I'll try to make myself clear: my tutorial tells me everything about loadcell lock, but what does it actualy DO.
I know how to apply it, what are the limitations, what do I have to keep an eye on but still don't know is it "wise" to use it on my mechanism. What I need to do is run a Force Balance analysis on a mechanism, but I do not know the criteria uppon which I would decide should I remove DOF by locking bodies or using loadcell lock.
Help me please, even if the question seems to be very basical.
Thanks for help.
Ines
 

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