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Select the Joint tool but this time change the options to 2 Bod-2 Loc and Normal to Grid. The Next Step is to Join Link 3 and Four Click on Link 4. and then Point B4.At this point the model should look like this. Click on Link 4. grab the green handle and drag it left until the Links are close to their final positions. and finally Point B3. . then Link 3. This will add a joint but the locations will be separate.

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Now press play and run the simulation. . Note: If you choose the option of just entering density the Links will have significant deformation during the run. Ignore and Close the warning that comes up.Webcutter_Asm. The part is now joined In the Simulation window click and save the joined model as . Repeat this step for Link 3 and 4.To join these location click Simulate>Interactive Controls Click on this performs initial conditions solution. Right Click on Link 2 and Select Part2>Modify for Material Type enter Al6063 and choose . The model is now complete and should look like this in the front view.Webcutter_Asm. Now we can select the desired output. Now that the model is running we must assign the material properties to the links. Change the view to isometric view and run the simulation.Al6063. Select View>Render Mode>Smooth Shaded. This will fill in the Links giving them a more realistic shape especially in the isometric view.

Choose Z. To measure the angles of the Links with respect to ground Click Build>Measure>Orientation >New. Right Click and select Motion_1>Measure. For Theta2 Select Marker_1 (Marker on Link 2) for the To Marker. and the format is spreadsheet.To find the Torque of the motor left click just inside largest blue arrow to highlight it. Right Click on the File and select Open With>Excel. Enter a name. select magnitude and determine if you want F12 or F21. Select the Part and Measure. and Marker_4 (Marker on the Ground) for the From Marker. Click File>Export>Table. Highlight all Measures using the Shift key and select Add curves. Click File>Save As and choose a File type of . Plot should be plot_1. To create and view plots Click Review>Postprocessing Select a measure and Click Add curves. To measure bearing forces Right Click on the desired Joint and Select Measure. and with respect to Part 2. Enter a Name. To measure the angular velocity and acceleration Right Click on a Part. Then rerun the simulation. and Select Torque. .xls. If you make a measurement that you don’t want Click Build>Measure>Delete Select the measurements that you want to delete and press OK. Choose CM Angular (Velocity or Acceleration). To Export All data for manipulation in Excel. select Z and Press OK. Press OK and then go to your working directory. Assign a name.

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