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The ultimate mechanism designer © 2010 ARTAS - Engineering Software SAM 6.1
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3 Contents 3 © 2010 ARTAS - Engineering Software Contents Preface 8 1 ................................................................................................................................... 8 1.1 What is SAM ? 8 1.2 What's new in SAM 6.1 ? 9 About this User's Guide 10 1.4 Purchase Agreement Overview 12 2 12 The Design Process 12 .......................................................................................................................................................... 12 .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 Modelling .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 Input Motion .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 CAD Interface .......................................................................................................................................................... 13 Analysis Results .......................................................................................................................................................... 14 .......................................................................................................................................................... 14 Optimization 15 History, Present and Future 16 European Academic Software Award System Requirements & Installation 18 3 18 3.1 System Requirements 18 Installing SAM 18 Use of SAM 3.0, 4.x and 5.x project files A Guided Tour 20 4 20 Running a sample project .......................................................................................................................................................... 20 26 4.2 Using the Design Wizard to create a mechanism 31 4.3 Building a new mechanism (without Design Wizard) .......................................................................................................................................................... 33 Example of a 4-bar mechanism (motion analysis) Design Wizards 44 5 44 5.1 4-Bar Mechanism .......................................................................................................................................................... 44 General (nodes) .......................................................................................................................................................... 45 General (nodes, angle, dimension) .......................................................................................................................................................... 46 Angle Function Synthesis .......................................................................................................................................................... 49 3-Position Synthesis (I) .......................................................................................................................................................... 51 3-Position Synthesis (II) 51 5.2 Exact Straight Line Mechanism .......................................................................................................................................................... 52 Symmetric Slider-Crank Mechanism
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