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Mechanism Clearance Check with Spatial Field Point Reporting (highlight on/in parts where clearance needs to be added & how much needs to be added)

Mechanism Clearance Check with Spatial Field Point Reporting (highlight on/in parts where clearance needs to be added & how much needs to be added)

The enhancement request / Product Idea would allow you to run a full motion analysis and report in the parts where on the part(s) the clearance is less than the amount specified in the analysis by highlighting the surfaces in yellow based on a distance you specify.  This would allow you to open the parts or assemblies and see what material needs to be removed from the parts. As you can see the yellow highlighted surfaces in the last slide of the powerpoint file need to be cut back to maintain an minimum 65mm clearance from the tire to the body panels.

This would combine the current existing tools into a new tool.  Mechanism Motion Analysis would be combined with a User Defined Analysis consisting of a Distance Measure related to Field Points and multiple bodies. Note it would also be nice to have a 3D curve projected on and saved in all of the parts to establish the clearance boundary.

See  PTC case 11359592

For the powerpoint file showing the idea see 

http://communities.ptc.com/docs/DOC-4727


2 Comments
Garnet

Anyone who uses mechanism motion to do clearance checks or to establish a minimum clearance between 2 or more bodies should find this very valuable.

If you have to communicate space claim area or Design Changes to your styling group for clearances related to moving parts you will find this enhancement very useful and a huge time saver.

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