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cam-follower connection

lylebeidler
1-Newbie

cam-follower connection

Can someone please explain what the purpose of the Front & Back references
are for a cam follower connection? My colleague is having some trouble with
it, and the help files aren't much use.



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Lyle Beidler
MGS Inc
178 Muddy Creek Church Rd
Denver PA 17517
717-336-7528
Fax 717-336-0514
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1 REPLY 1

I will try. WF4.0 FWIW

If the surface you choose as the contact surface on a cam is part of a cylinder or similar curved shape then the direct on the line of contact is clear - i.e. parallel to the "axis" of the curve. In this case you can have Automatic for Depth Display.

If the cam or follower surface is a plane then there is no implication of direction so you have to provide this by picking a couple of reference points being the ends of the line across which contact is to be made.

John Prentice

Hopefully attached will get through - it is the cam connection from the arm of a ball valve and the flat face of the valve plunger. The blue ring shows the Front ref point.
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