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trajectory in mechanism

maki

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Hello everybody!



How can I make visible the mechanism trajectory of the edge part which is in moving?



Thanks!



Regards,

Maki
 

trapper00

New member
Maki,


Add a datum pt to the edge where you want to determine the trajectory.Start Mechanism.Run your simulation. After your simulation is complete, go to the Mechanism Menu (between View and Table). Select trace curve option. You'll be prompted to pick the point that you want to measure's trajectory and also the paper part. (where the trace curve will show up) You'll also need to pick your analysis. Hit ok and you are done.





Trapper00
 

puppet

Moderator
if u want to drive motion using snap shots u need to use animation and not mechanism.





u need to make a slot connection in u hydrolic cylinder and then a plane to plane or plane to point drive to move it.



then set up your analysis as u have done.. this will produce ur video file. and then do all the above posts :)
 

maki

New member
Thanks!



You could be more specific for the trajectory of equipment? I know how can do the video and the animation.

I send you the animation video on mail.



Maki
 

puppet

Moderator
u sent me a 2 frame thingy done via snap shots.

do it with a driver and u can see the full range of movement



once you have the motion analysis



mechanism--->trace curve

paper part is the entire assembly

then pick a point you want the motion to trace from. ( use a vertex or create a point)

make it a 2d curve as your only running in 1 plane.



then ur pc will think about it for 10 seconds and give u a curve.
 

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