Defining A Swept Volume

This task shows how to generate a Swept volume. 

You recorded a simulation in a Simulation object and compiled the Simulation. You obtained a Replay object.
Open the KIN_SWEPT_VOL.CATProduct document.

Remember, you can generate a swept volume directly from a V5 mechanism which can be simulated with laws.

  1. Click Swept Volume I_SweptVolumeP2.gif (240 bytes).
    The Swept Volume dialog box is displayed:

    Wrapping, simplification, silhouette and spatial split options are available within the swept volume dialog box if you have a DMU Optimizer license:

    Note:  By default, the Filter Positions check box is cleared.
  2. Click in the Product to sweep spin box, the Product Multiselection dialog box appears letting you select or deselect the products to sweep.

  3. Select KIN_EX17_03_ENS3.1

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Preview. The progress bar is displayed letting you monitor and, if necessary, interrupt (Cancel option) the calculation.

  6. If you select the Use level of details check box, this what you obtain:

  7. Click Save.

    The Save As dialog box appears

    About Save button in swept volume dialog box:

    Clicking Save keeps the command active and lets you therefore launch the calculation again if needed. When satisfied, click Save in the Save As dialog box

  8. Select cgr file and click Save.

  9. Click Close

  10. Insert the SWEPTVOLUME_absoluteresult.cgr into Product1, for this right-click Product1 and select Components > Existing component from the contextual menu displayed. 

    The Swept volume is identified in the specification tree and in the geometry area