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Animation Designer: Joint Additions

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All new in NX 12.0.2 feature enhancements to animation designer. You will now find more joints as selections. 


Screw Joint.pngThe first joint added is the "Screw Joint". The screw joint: 

  • Simulates rotational motions that translate into linear movement
  • Supports linear or rotational motor application to simulate movement
  • Perfect for simulating screw motors, or clamping mechanisms
  • Easy to use and solves in real time


The second joint added is the "Planar Joint." The planar joint: 

  • Simulates linear movements along 2 axis, 3rd axis are fixed
  • Perfect for simulating parts sliding freely on a surface
  • Easy to use and solves in real time


With the addition of more joints in NX 12.0.2, you can now skip prototypes with digital twin simulations. 


NX Documentation - Joint enhancements 

Planar joint.png