I have a mechanism where the motor shaft rotates & turns a bevel gear which turns another gear which turns the spindle. I am not that great woth mechanism but I have made it this far. I need the nut on the spindle to move per each revolution of the spindle but also have its max & minimum limit. I just don't have the complete understanding of how this is to work. Does any one have any ideas?
A slot follower connection is what you need. on the nut make a datum point on the curve/edge defining the helical cut. select the edge/arc defining the corresponding helical path the datum point will move on. the joint limits depend upon how you want your nut to move ( along with other components attached to it) Raja
I did not see any responses. To create an mpeg file run the Analysis (mechanism analysis run) Select mechanism playbacks, select arrow radio button upper left, select capture (lower left) You will find the slower the better & a loop is continuos. This brings up another window, browse to give the mpg a path to save and give a name. MPEG is for a movie file for accuracy you can adjust the size of the image by pixels. The main driver for accuracy is the frame rate 25fps-50fps. I have only tried rendering once on the last workstation I had and it crashed the session. Have not tired on my new 64 bit PC or UNIX w 8gig of ram. I do many renders using Photorender for presentations for the customers. If you can get render to work it would be your nicest movie. Yet, rendering with Photorender is an art in itself.