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Performing
Human
Posture
Analysis

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Preparing the
Working
Environment

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Creating a
Manikin and
Workspace

Performing
Human
Activity
Analysis

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Using the
Human
Measurements
Editor

Task
Simulation
Scenarios

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Module 3

Using the Human
Measurements
Editor

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Using the Human Measurements Editor

Overview
The Human Measurements Editor is based on a best-in-class human modeling
system. It allows you to investigate human-centered design issues within the context
of the workplace before it physically exists. The Human Measurements editor allows
you to create manikins incorporating characteristics of any human from any
population in the world
There are several tools contained within the Human Measurements Editor, such as:

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Variable Edition List
Changing Gender
Filtering Manikin Characteristics
Posture Toolbar
and many others

Objectives
You will learn how to set manikin characteristics
You will learn how to make manikins gender-specific
You will learn how to filter manikins based on selected characteristics
You will learn how to set manikin posture
You will learn how to the interpolation features of the editor
You will learn how to adjust for population statistics
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Workbenches and Toolbars Used in this Module

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3 Using the Human Measurements Editor A B Using the Variable Edition List Changing Manikin Gender C E D Using Interpolation Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Filtering the Manikin Using the Posture Toolbar F Setting Population Characteristics G Saving the Anthropometry 8 hours 4 .

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 A Using the Variable Edition List .

you will open the Human Measurements Editor workbench. After setting the appropriate variable characteristics.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using the Variable Edition List Using the Variable Edition List The Variable Edition list contains a wide selection of human size characteristics that you can apply to the manikins you create. This collection of characteristics is called Anthropometry Characteristics. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 In this section. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation . you can save them as part of the manikin. and apply various characteristics to existing manikins.

3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Using the Variable Edition List – Procedure 1 Launch V5 Product. 2 Select Start / Ergonomics Design & Analysis / Human Builder. 3 Open the HBProduct6. Using the Variable Edition List . You will see the project open to display the Human Builder workbench.CATProduct located in the HB Process directory.

you will be asked to select a manikin. click the Displays the Variable List button. Workbench Icon Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Return to Previous Workbench Command Prompt – Information appears in this section 3 From the Anthropometry Editor toolbar. 2 Select the manikin that you would like to work with from the PPR tree. . After the workbench opens.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using the Variable Edition List Using the Variable Edition List – Procedure 1 Click the Open the Measurements Editor Workbench button.

8 To set the manikin variables back to their default values. 7 When you are finished. 6 Change the Value as necessary. . set the Management dropdown to Manual. A red line in the 3D window indicates the change. press Close. click the Reset button and select Yes when prompted.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using the Variable Edition List Using the Variable Edition List – Procedure Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 4 Click on any variable in the list and you will see the 3D visual display of that value. from the Anthropometry Editor toolbar. 5 To change any of the variables.

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 B Changing Manikin Gender .

In this section.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Changing Manikin Gender Changing Manikin Gender Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 You can change the manikin’s gender. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation . to more closely reflect your working environment. you will learn about the various ways to change the manikin gender. as well as characteristics associated with a particular gender.

press the Close button. 2 To change the manikin gender. . click either the Switches Gender to Male or Female button. 4 In the Gender field. You will see the Variable Edition List dialog box. click the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate gender.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Changing Manikin Gender Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Changing Manikin Gender – Procedure 1 From the Anthropometry Editor toolbar. 5 When you are finished. click the down-arrow beside the Gender button. 3 You can also change manikin gender by clicking the Displays the Variable List button on the Anthropometry Editor toolbar.

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 C Filtering the Manikin .

You can select to activate any or all of these items. critical (user-defined) variables are displayed. length. head. and foot. only the variables calculated by the system are display. torso. You can select to display any or all of these body parts. You can filter the following items: Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Part – this item consists of the manikin body. If automatic. breadth. Management – this item refers to the way the variable values are calculated.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Filtering the Manikin Filtering the Manikin The filtering feature allows you to display only those anthropometric variables that you want to see. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation . height. Type – this item refers to anthropometric measurement types of the manikin such as circumference. arm. depth. If manual. and mass. hand. leg.

click the Filter button. Filtering the Manikin . 3 If you would like to remove the changes you have made. display the dialog box and press Reset.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Filtering the Manikin – Procedure 1 From the Anthropometry Editor toolbar. You will see the Anthropometric Filter dialog box. 2 Select the body Part and Type that you would like to display and press Close.

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 D Using the Posture Toolbar .

After you have applied the appropriate posture. you can change the variables associated with that posture to customize it to your particular project needs.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using the Posture Toolbar Using the Posture Toolbar Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 With the posture toolbar. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation . you can apply predefined postures to your manikins.

2 Click the appropriate posture button to apply the posture to the manikin. press the Reset button. You will see the Variable Edition List dialog box. 5 3 To customize the settings. click the down arrow to display the Postures toolbar. from the Anthropometry Editor toolbar.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using the Posture Toolbar Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Using the Posture Toolbar – Procedure 1 From the Anthropometry Editor toolbar. 4 Change values as necessary and press Close. click the Displays the Variable List button. When you are finished. . and if you would like to return the manikin back to the default values.

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3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using Interpolation Using Interpolation Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 The Interpolation button allows you to view the limits of Accommodation. These figures take into consideration the various characteristics of the human population and apply them to the manikins in your simulation. Boundary values should not be changed except in very specific cases. These are percentages that represent the total amount of the population you are looking at. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation .

You will see the Interpolation dialog box.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Using Interpolation Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Using Interpolation – Procedure 1 From the Anthropometry toolbar. . 3 You can return the values back to their original states by pressing the Reset button. click the Interpolation button. change the Percentage and Boundary values and press Close. 2 If necessary.

F Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Setting Population Characteristics .

3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Setting Population Characteristics Setting Population Characteristics There are five populations from which you can choose when you create your manikins. the Human Solutions product provides a method for creating files representing other populations in addition to those already available. However. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation . The five populations available by default are: American Canadian French Japanese Korean Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Creating a population file is a subject for an advanced Human Solutions class. You should find the five populations currently available to be sufficient for your needs.

2 Select the population that best represents the needs for your manikins and simulation. You will see the Population dialog box. click the Population button. . then press OK.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Setting Population Characteristics Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Setting Population Characteristics – Procedure 1 From the Anthropometry Editor toolbar.

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 G Saving the Anthropometry .

3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Saving the Anthropometry Saving the Anthropometry Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 After you have customized your manikins to fit your simulation needs. instead. More about Human Measurements Editor can be found in the online documentation . you can save the anthropometry in a catalog and then apply it to new manikins to best suit your simulation requirements. Recall that you should not save more than a single instance of a manikin. you should save the anthropometry so that you can apply those traits to other manikins as necessary.

click the Save Manikin’s Attributes In Catalog button. You will see the File Selection dialog box. type the name for the new catalog file. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 3 4 Click on the manikin. . You will see the Save In Human Catalog dialog box. press Close.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor Saving the Anthropometry Saving the Anthropometry – Procedure 1 From the Anthropometry Editor toolbar. 2 Click the Browse Another Catalog button. Browse to the Catalog folder. 5 When you are finished. and press Save. and press Open. then in the Title field type the name of the anthropometry that you want to save.

Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Human Measurements Editor – Exercise 28 .

Conditions: V5 and Human Builder workbench must be open.Exercise – Human Measurements Editor 30 min. Scope: You will use the Human Measurements Editor to accomplish various tasks. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 In this exercise you will: Load the Human Measurements Editor workbench Change manikin characteristics using the Variable Edition list 29 .

3.Do It Yourself 1. Reset the manikin back to original defaults. Change the population (nationality) of the manikin. Open the HBProduct6. Display an 80% limit of accommodation to the manikin. Change the following items: set Management to Manual. and set Chest Breadth to 99%. set Waist Breadth to 99%. Load the Human Measurements Editor workbench.CATProduct file. Experiment with the manikin by applying different postures. 7. 2. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 8. . set Stature to 70%. Select Manikin (Manikin A) from the Product tree. 5. 6. 4.

. Copyright DASSAULT SYSTEMES 2002 Coming Up You will learn how to perform human activity analysis.3 Using the Human Measurements Editor – Summary Module Summary In this module you learned how to use the Human Measurements Editor workbench to investigate human-centered design issues within the context of the workplace before it physically exists. 31 .