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7 Getting Started Using Adams/Car Introducing Adams/Car Introducing the Driving Machine Using the Event Builder Suspension Analysis Tutorial Flexible Bodies Tutorial Template Builder Tutorial Full-Vehicle Analysis Tutorial
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Getting Started Using Adams/Car 8 Introducing Adams/Car
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9 Introducing Adams/Car Overview Overview This chapter introduces you to Adams/Car. It contains the following sections: Starting Adams/Car Standard Interface Starting Adams/Car Template Builder Switching Between Interface Modes Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Car Plotting Results
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Getting Started Using Adams/Car Starting Adams/Car Standard Interface 10 Starting Adams/Car Standard Interface In this section, you learn how to start Adams/Car Standard Interface in the Windows and the UNIX environments. In the Windows environment, you start Adams/Car from the Start button. In the UNIX environment, you start Adams/Car from the Adams Toolbar. For more information, see the online help for Running and Configuring Adams. To start Adams/Car on Windows: 1. From the Start menu, point to Programs , point to MSC.Software , point to MD Adams 2010 , point to ACar , and then select Adams - Car . The Welcome dialog box appears on top of the Adams/Car main window. 2. Do one of the following: If the Welcome dialog box contains the options Standard Interface and Template Builder , select Standard Interface , and then select OK . If the Welcome dialog box does not contain any options, then Adams/Car is already configured to run in standard mode. Select OK .
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11 Introducing Adams/Car Starting Adams/Car Standard Interface The Adams/Car Standard Interface window appears as shown below. Familiarize yourself with the Adams/Car window and read the tips in Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Car. Figure 1 Adams/Car Standard Interface To start Adams/Car on UNIX: 1. At the command prompt, enter the command to start the Adams Toolbar, and then press Enter . The standard command that MSC.Software provides is mdadamsx , where x is the version number, for example mdadams2010 . The Adams Toolbar appears. View triad Main shortcut menu Status bar Menu bar
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Getting Started Using Adams/Car Starting Adams/Car Standard Interface 12 2. Click the Adams/Car icon The Welcome dialog box appears on top of the Adams/Car main window. 3. Do one of the following: If the Welcome dialog box contains the options Standard Interface and Template Builder , select Standard Interface , and then select OK . If the Welcome dialog box does not contain any options, then Adams/Car is already configured to run in standard mode. Select OK . The Adams/Car Standard Interface window appears as shown above. Familiarize yourself with the Adams/Car window and read the tips in Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Car.
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13 Introducing Adams/Car Starting Adams/Car Template Builder Starting Adams/Car Template Builder Before you start Adams/Car Template Builder, make sure that your private configuration file, .acar.cfg , shows that you can work in expert-user mode. Your private configuration file is located in
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