Create a new manikin or insert one from the samples
Select the Reach Envelope
and select the manikin's left hand or any segment belonging to the
hand. The reach envelope, a surface representing the maximum reach
limit, is created around the shoulder joint.
reach envelope computation will take the IK offset of the selected
segment into account. (For more information about offset functionality,
Redefining the Segment Offset for Inverse Kinematics.)
This will enable you to create the Reachability of the tip of a tool,
for example, if the offset of the hand had previously been relocated to
that point on the tool.
The reach will also be influenced by the arm's
angular limitations and preferred angles. For example, it is possible
to create a reach envelope representing the comfort zone for a given
Change the graphical properties in the reach
envelope's Properties dialog box. Right-click on the reach envelope,
and select Properties in the contextual menu.
Using the Posture Editor, the IK Mode,
or the Standard Pose command, manipulate the manikin's
spine. The reach envelope will follow. Select the selection of the
segment from the PPR tree.
Delete the reach envelope. To do this, make sure that
you are in the Human Builder workbench for that manikin (double click
on the manikin's name in the PPR tree). Right-click on the reach
envelope and select from the contextual menu as shown below. To return
(if needed) to the Human Task Simulation workbench, double-click on the