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Modular gear in Mechanism

gfraulini
17-Peridot

Modular gear in Mechanism

Hi all,

I would suggest a new type of gear within Mechanism: a mechanism where you can insert the law of motion of another axis, always into refer to the rotation/translation of another axis.

Now the normal constraint gear works with a linear function between input and output:

output(tau) = input * tau

tau = transmission ratio = r1/r2

but if we could have the possibility of insert a different function to correlate the two axis?

In this manner we can command a motion chain with only one servo motor as you do in the realty.


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Hello Giulio,

maybe you should rather file a Product Idea for your idea?

This will also allow others to contribute with ideas and feedback, but also to vote on the idea.

Regards,

Gunter

gfraulini
17-Peridot
(To:gkoch)

With my account I can't suggest new ideas...

Gunter, can you do something?

I think it would be a very simple implementation...

Hello Giulio,

We have a policy to stick to: PTC employees are not supposed to create Product Ideas - this is a mechanism that should be exclusively for customers.

We are only allowed to comment, vote (like a regular user with our personal account, so it is not on behalf of PTC) and refer to Product Ideas, but not initiate them.

About the efforts: Implementing a new feature type is always a bigger implementation, as it requires UI design and extensive testing for interaction with existing functionality/features (which can be quite diverse), stability against wrong inputs or modifications of the feature or indirectly it's parents, etc...

Thanks,

Gunter

gfraulini
17-Peridot
(To:gkoch)

Gunter you're right, but there are surely new features and new features.

Anyway I didn't mean that it would be very simple, but neither as difficult as other new features inserted into Creo 3.

So I hope some other "more powerful" user can catch my idea. (^.^)

dschenken
21-Topaz I
(To:gkoch)

Product Ideas are great - they limit participation to only those with active maintenance.

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