hi there can someone please explain motion analysis capabilities on skeleton models? i mean what kind of analysis can you perform on skeleton models? can i do position,velocity and acceleration analysis on skeleton models? if possible please explain how.
sw, Just checked in the Suggested Techniques part of the RESOURCE CENTER tab, searching "Skeleton Motion", and found "Using Mechanism with Top Down Design", which may answer some of your questions. Remember, by the way, that skeletons can have mass-bearing elements, even though they are more often completely massless assemblages of datum features and sketched curves. David
Hanson, Skeletons constitute a pretty big topic, more than can be covered quickly in a Forum response. They have several uses and are especially helpful in assemblies with complex combinations and ranges of motion. They are what they sound like, a lightweight "hatrack" (often planes, curves, axes, and coordinate systems only) on which one can hang the "real" parts of an assembly, thus allowing much easier simulation of machine motion, assembly and interchange of components. They are also used to delineate "space claims", for example for a complex control chassis, packed with control boards and actuators. Look in Help and Tips and Techniques for more information. I would also reccommend an appropriate training course covering advanced assembly techniques. David
unfortunately, i can't create the skeleton model, because the insert>create>'skeleton model' is not active (i can't click it at all). i've set the config.pro to be 'yes' for 'allow/restrict multiple skeleton'. does anybody knows what's the problem? thanks