Creating a Motion Model
Once a Solid Edge assembly is complete, mechanical joints are easily created, either by automatically converting them from your existing assembly constraints using Dynamic Designer’s Automatic Constraint Mapping, or by using the unique Intellimotion builder which walks you through the step-by-step model building process.
To make your simulation closely reflect real word functionality, Dynamic Designer allows you to add various motion characteristics to your model. Dynamic Designer supports motors, actuators, gravity, realistic contact between bodies, springs, friction, damping and other generated forces as needed.
Running the Simulation
Running a simulation is as simple as specifying how long you want the process to run and then clicking the calculator icon to compute your motion results.
Dynamic Designer calculates several types of results that you can use to verify the operation of your design. Moving interference animations, AVI and VRML files give you the visual feedback you need to understand if your design will work properly. However, what truly sets Dynamic Designer apart from a general animation package is the ability to provide accurate engineering data associated with the movement of the assembly. Result vectors and plots of displacement, velocity, acceleration and forces, give you the numerical information you need to fully understand the performance of your design. As you make design changes, you can compare the data to verify design improvement.