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1 Table of Contents
2 Table of Figures
4 Introduction
4.1 Installation Requirements
4.1.1 Hardware Requirements
4.1.2 Software Requirements
4.2 Licensing
5 Quick Start
5.1 Launching the Application
5.1.1 Graphical User Interface
Figure 1 Backstage
Figure 2 Graphical User Interface
5.1.2 Creating a New Project
5.1.3 Opening an Existing Project
5.1.4 Saving a Project
5.2 Options Menu
5.3 Design Overview
Figure 3 Design Window
5.3.1 Vehicle
5.3.3 Suspension Design
Figure 4 Suspension Design Window
5.3.4 Vehicle Setup
Figure 5 Vehicle Setup Window
Figure 6 Vehicle Reference Distance
Figure 7 Motion Window
5.4 Simulation Overview
Figure 8 Simulation Overview
Figure 9 Simulation Window
5.5 Analysis Overview
Figure 10 Analysis Window
5.5.1 Chart
Figure 11 Analysis Report Chart
5.5.2 Table
Figure 12 Analysis Report Table
5.5.3 View
Figure 13 Analysis 3D View
6 Detailed Overview
6.1 Reference System
6.2 Design
Figure 15 Design Window
6.2.1 Suspension Design
Figure 16 Suspension Design Window
Figure 18 Point Editor
Figure 19 Output Data (Quick Search)
Figure 20 Output Data (Pinned)
6.2.2 Modify Suspension
Figure 21 Modifying a Suspension
6.2.3 3D Visualization
6.2.4 Importing and Exporting Suspension
6.2.5 Creating a Vehicle Setup
Figure 22 Creating a Vehicle Setup
6.2.6 Importing and Exporting a Vehicle Setup
6.2.7 Creating a Motion
Figure 23 Creating a Motion
6.2.8 Importing and Exporting Motion Profiles
Figure 24 OptimumKinematics Motion File
6.2.9 Import Track Data
Figure 25 Example Sensor Configuration
Figure 26 Example Import Motion File
Figure 27 Example Imported Motion
6.3 Simulation
6.3.1 Quick Run
6.3.2 Create/Run
Figure 28 Batch Run (Multiple Iterations)
Figure 29 Design of Experiment (DOE)
Figure 30 Calculating a Simulation
6.4 Analysis
Figure 31 Analysis
6.4.1 Analysis Results
Figure 34 Creating a Chart
Figure 35 ChartSeries Editor
Figure 36 Creating a Table
Figure 37 Creating a View
Figure 38 View Playback Controls
7 Frequently Asked Questions
7.1 I lost my License Key
7.2 How many computers can I install the software on?
7.3 I have no internet access to activate my license key
7.4 I can’t install OptimumKinematics correctly
7.5 Can I import suspensions from previous OptimumK Versions?
7.6 Why are my instant centers, roll centers or pitch centers not calculated?
7.8 Can I Import Track Data into OptimumKinematics?
7.9 Can I add to the default suspension templates on my Hard Drive?
7.10 What is the difference between Geometric and Kinematic Roll Centers?
7.11 Nothing shows on the 3D Visualization
Figure 39 NVIDIA Control Panel
8 Reference & Appendix
8.1 Default Suspension Types
8.2 Default Motion Types
8.3 Glossary and Definitions
8.3.1 Motion Definitions
8.3.2 Input Definitions
Figure 40 Rim Diameter
Figure 41 Halftrack
Figure 42 Reference Distance
8.3.3 Output definitions
Figure 43 Camber Angle
Figure 46 Mechanical Trail
Figure 47 Scrub Radius Front View Virtual Swing Arm Angle
Figure 48 Front View Virtual Swing Arm Angle Side Virtual Swing Arm Length vs. Wheelbase
Figure 49 Side Virtual Swing Arm Length vs. Wheelbase
Figure 50 Instantaneous Axis
Figure 51 Kinematic Pitch Center
Figure 52 Kinematic Pitch Axis
Figure 53 Kinematic Roll Center
Figure 54 Kinematic Roll Axis
Figure 55 Roll Axis Inclination
Figure 56 Ackerman Percentage
8.4 Available Results Channels
8.5 Hotkeys
8.6 Contact Information
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OptimumKinematics - Help File

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