Defining a Shuttle Motion Using Another Shuttle as Reference

This task shows how to define a shuttle motion using another shuttle as reference. 
aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) Open the  SHUTTLE_REFERENCE.CATProduct document.
This task assumes that you have decided to dismount the Starthandle. You have created two shuttles:
  • Starthandle-Shuttle
  • Startinghouse-Shuttle 

For more details, please refer to Defining a Shuttle.

  1. Double-click the Startinghandle-Shuttle in the specification tree.

    The Preview window, Manipulation toolbar, and Edit Shuttle dialog box appear.
  2. Select the Reference box from the Edit Shuttle dialog box, then select Startinghouse-Shuttle in the specification tree.

  3. Click OK.

    The Starthandle-Shuttle is now listed as a child node of the Starthouse-Shuttle.
  4. Multi-select Starthandle-Shuttle and  Startinghouse-Shuttle either in the specification tree or in the geometry area.

  5. From the menu bar, select Insert > Simulation.

    The Preview window, Manipulation toolbar, and Edit Simulation dialog box appear.
  6. Select Starthandle-Shuttle on the specification tree and click the Insert button on the Edit Simulation dialog.

  7. Select Startinghouse-Shuttle and select the OK button to end your simulation recording.

    The Starthandle-Shuttle and Startinghouse-Shuttle motions are synchronized. The Startinghouse-Shuttle moves relatively to the Starthandle-Shuttle.
akeypt.gif (932 bytes) Note that when you define a reference shuttle in this manner the specification tree is updated as if you had defined a shuttle made of shuttles.