Welcome to the DMU Kinematics User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the DMU Kinematics Version 5 product.
This overview provides the following information:
|DMU Kinematics Simulator is an independent CAD
product dedicated to simulating assembly motions. It addresses the design
review environment of digital mock-ups (DMU) and can handle a wide range of
products from consumer goods to very large automotive or aerospace projects
as well as plants, ships and heavy machinery.
DMU Kinematics Simulator is a dedicated DMU Navigator workbench and is available on both UNIX and Windows environments.
|Before reading this guide, you should be
familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard
and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the
Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities
common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of
V5 and the interoperability between workbenches. You may also read DMU
Navigator User's Guide
You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:
|To get the most out of this guide, we suggest
you start reading and performing the step-by-step tutorial
Getting Started. This tutorial will show you
how to create mechanisms and joints from scratch.
Once you have finished, you should move on to the next section: Basic Tasks dealing with the main capabilities of DMU Kinematics product (mechanism and joints design, Kinematics simulations...) The next section Advanced Tasks focuses on analysis and review. You might be interested in reading the Interoperability section which can be accessed directly from the table of contents using the following icon. It may also be a good idea to take a look at the section describing the menus and toolbars: Workbench Description
|To perform the scenarios, you will be using
sample documents, provided in many (but not all) cases and to be found in
When samples belong to capabilities common to different
products, those samples will be found in the
*Where X can be C for CATIA or E for ENOVIA.
For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.
|To learn more about the conventions used in this guide, refer to the Conventions section.|