Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

NX Motion (Plotting against angle)



Hello Everyone,


I'm running a motion simulation on a crank-slider mechanism, such as the image above. I have been given the length of 0A and AB and reference velocity of 4rad/s and acceleration of 15rad/s^2. I have set the simulation up to work, but now I need to make plots for the position, velocity and acceleration of point A and B over the angle theta.


Could anyone suggest how I set up these plots because I only have the option of using time as the independent variable.


Any help would be much appreciated.


Thank you in advance!


Re: NX Motion (Plotting against angle)

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Hello Benjineer,

usualy questions about NX motion should be asked in the Simcenter 3D Forum


But it can be done quite easy so here is the answer:

In NX Motion you can right click on a graph object and select "set as X-Axis" and then plot your results into an NX window.


ugraf_2017-04-30_20-35-41.pngSet as X-Axis Command for NX Motion Graph

The results could look like this:

ugraf_2017-04-30_20-38-01.pngResult windows with different X-Axis (Time / Angle)

In this case I just took the linear movement of the slider with time as x-axis (1st. graph) and with angle of the driving joint as x-axis (2nd. graph).

I hope this helps.

Best regards,