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 in a NutshellBack to top

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 GuideBack to top

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:
  • Knowledge Advisor User's Guide
  • DMU Fitting Simulator User's Guide
  • DMU Space Analysis User's Guide

Getting the Most out of this GuideBack to top

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

Accessing Sample DocumentsBack to top

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents, provided in many (but not all) cases and to be found in the online\kinug_*X2\samples folder.

When samples belong to capabilities common to different products, those samples will be found in the online\cfysm_X2\samples\DMUApplications folder.

*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.

Conventions Used in this GuideBack to top

To learn more about the conventions used in this guide, refer to the Conventions section.