3DEXPERIENCE 2023 - Troubleshooting a Mechanism Representation

November 29, 2023 Mark Potrzebowski

In this video I take a look at building a kinematic simulation using  the Mechanical Systems Design app, and how to troubleshoot a Mechanism Representation that was created using engineering connections that someone else put together. Just because an assembly was put together with engineering connections doesn’t mean that they were done with a Kinematic simulation in mind. So, when someone tries to use those engineering connections to create joints, problems can occur. Specifically, we look at changing the Mechanism Status from “The mechanism can not be simulated” to “The Mechanism can be simulated but the DOF are not controlled by a command” to  finally “The mechanism is fully defined and can be simulated.”  

Click the image below to view my demonstration of this:

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Mark Potrzebowski

Technical Training Engineer <br><br>Mark’s primary responsibilities include instructing software classes in CATIA, Smarteam, ENOVIA, Creo Parametric, and Autodesk Inventor. Receiving a B.Sc. in Computer Graphics from Purdue University with a focus in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), he is a Dassault Systèmes Certified instructor working with a variety of different workbenches in CATIA that include Part Design, Surfacing, Drafting, Sheet Metal Design, Assembly Design, Kinematics (KIN), Generative Structural Analysis (GSA), and Electrical Harness Design.

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