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Simulate Robot Motion in Mechatronics Concept Designer

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Hello.

I try to simulate robot motion in MCD but I have some problems. I found some examples at youtube and I see that is realize by using Point on Curve Joint to track the TCP of robot. The problem is that I can not to do it in my example. I have almost tha same configuraton on axis of robot. Can any one explain me how to do it ?

Here is example movie from yt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca26_Mx0xak

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Re: Simulate Robot Motion in Mechatronics Concept Designer

I would ask this in the Tencomatix Robotics Forum

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Simulate Robot Motion in Mechatronics Concept Designer

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

MCD (out-of-the-box) does not have inverse kinematics except the point on curve joint.

 

So what you can do:

You need to separate the movement into interim position points.

  • Create all necessary kinematics to make the robot model work.
  • Create a line from start to the first interim positioning point.
  • Use the point on curve joint and create the movement.
  • Analyze the motion joints in the inspector, and during the simulation you can see all the end positions.
  • You can take these values and create operations for these movements.

you need to repeat this process for every interim movement.

 

Currently, MCD is not the tool of choice if it comes to inverse kinematics for robots, not talking about OLP...

Here, Mark is right - this is a Tecnomatix (Process Simulate) use case.

Or, when you use the robot for any kind of Machining (Milling, Drilling, Polishing, ...), NX CAM Robotics is worth to take a look at.

Re: Simulate Robot Motion in Mechatronics Concept Designer

Solution Partner Creator Solution Partner Creator
Solution Partner Creator

Thank you for your answer. I will try it.