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rotate model through fixed plane


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Does anyone know if you can fix a plane and have an object rotate through it has a result of an analysis. For example, you have a box in the water with a plane representing the waterline. You move a weight around in the box to change the center of gravity. At different C_of_G's the box will be inclined at different angles. How could you represent this in Pro/E?


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I see no one has responded so I will give it a try. My first thought is to have you check the behavioral modeler package. I have not used it but I think it is worth a try. If you don't have it then I seem to remember a similar type of issue while designing Instrument Cluster pointers. It's not the same problem but I think some of the Pro/E speak and function may be. I had to create parameters linking the mass and weight to the 0,0,0 point since we could not grab the cg results directly. I don't know if the software allows this now or not. I have not had the task of using Pro this way for quite some time. However, we then, through a series of equations, we were able to have a secondary coordinate system rotate as a function of the location of the weight that was moving around. This all assumes your box is fixed. Ie. the container will not change in dimension. I would assume if you were optimizing the container around a fixed weight then the problem is the same. Trying to optimze both simultaneously is the reason PTC introduced Behavioral modeling, I think. I hope I have helped a little at least.