Understanding the operating environments for intricate mechanical systems can be challenging. CAD-based tools offering kinematic solutions to help designers do envelope testing for a mechanism does exist. Kinematics alone, however, doesn’t provide the critical information needed to successfully validate a product or system. The dynamic loads generated by mechanisms are a critical component of any system with moving parts.
Simcenter 3D goes beyond simple kinematics with its multibody dynamics simulation capabilities. Motion analysis calculates the torques, reaction forces, accelerations and other relevant dynamic results for mechanical systems. Simcenter 3D lets you directly convert CAD geometry and assembly constraints into an accurate motion model increasing efficiency, while the embedded motion solver and robust post-processing capabilities allow the study of a broad range of system behaviors.