Entering The Workbench

Before starting this scenario, you should be familiar with the basic commands common to all workbenches. These are described in the DMU Navigator User's Guide.

This first task shows you how to enter the DMU Kinematics Simulator workbench and select your models.

  1. Select Digital Mockup > DMU Kinematics from the Start menu.
    The DMU Kinematics workbench is loaded and an empty document opens:

  2. Select Insert > Existing Component... from the menu bar.

  3. Select the desired Kinematics model files by clicking the first one then shift-clicking the last one you want.

  4. Click Open to open the selected files.
    The specification tree is displayed showing all the selected products.

    dbinsertcomponentNLS.gif (8198 bytes)

  5. Select the products in the tree containing kinematics objects, then select
    Edit > Representations>Design Mode. 
    You can now expand the tree to show all the design components of the products.

  • Remember that DMU Kinematics Simulator exploits CATIA Version 4 multi-model sessions that have been prepared with one or more kinematics mechanisms.

  • Use the Fit All In I_ReframeP2.gif (216 bytes) to position the model geometry on the screen.