I am new to Mechanism...can anyone guide me to some interesting useful tutorial?
Thanks in advance!
I don't know of any but I am sure there are some.
I know I've posted bits here and there, but a comprehensive overview may be lacking.
Which, of course, if why we have a forum 🙂
Are you talking Mechanism "lite" in core-Creo or the expansion pack version (which I know nothing about).
Also, what are your aims?
The super-uber-overview is this for core-Creo:
Mechanism will facilitate appropriate mechanical assembly constrains.
Certain assembly constraints will enable mechanism "refinements".
Gear connections are fairy generic but they can be frustrating to implement.
Frustration-1: Some internal check function may not allow what seems valid.
Frustration-2: Maintaining a valid connected model is challenging at best
- Maintaining a connected model while moving components can cause errors.
- Use snapshots! <you've been warned>
Servo motors are a fairly generic rotating drive source.
Servo motors are driven by 2D curves defined using time segments.
- User defined curves can generate any number of desired animation results.
- 10 seconds is -not- the limit of a motion profile 🙂
The motion profile is an analysis. You have to re-run the analysis on every change.
There are a few gotchas in the output, but you can output several media formats of the motion profile.
You motion analysis can be called in a higher level "manufacturing" animation.
- Animation will boost your "presentation motion profiles" to the next level...
Thank you for responding on this.. Could you / anyone can provide me basic guideline document as well to start with? And yes, I am looking for Mechanism on core Creo.
Again, I do not know of a comprehensive guide.
Do you have a particular project in mind we can make samples of?
BTW: Which version of Creo and is it the commercial version?
I can share Creo 2.0 commercial files.
I am having commercial version of Creo. It's Creo 3.0 M120 but I am okay with Creo 2.0 file as well.
Regarding any particular project, it's no. I just want to explore and enhance my capability. Based on that, I might get project.
How good are you with assembly constraints that allow for movement with limits?
Attached is a u-joint project. Go into Mechanism and "run" the analysis from the tree...
Creo 2 commercial version
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Also check PTC University Learning Exchange video tutorials: https://learningexchange.ptc.com/tutorials/search?product_id=&search=mechanism
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