Industrial robots are widely used in industrial automation. Sometimes I need to simulate robot movements to check for collisions with other parts, or to check if the tool can reach a certain location in the workspace.
Currently my workflow is to import the robt as adjustable assembly in the parent assembly. After that I impose some mates to the robot basement and to the robot tool, so that robot arms take the right position in the space. This is enough to check the position of arms in a certain place of the robot cycle, but it says nothing about position of arms during movements.
Is there somebody here that already faced (and solved) this problem? Does a plugin for solid edge exist?
Have you ever tryed motors ?
In very short words they are "animated" relationships.
I think you can achieve your goal nativly in SE... But also have a look at Dynamic Designer (DDM)
Hi there @Ale_Marchetti,
This blog post may be of help/interest..... https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Solid-Edge-Blog/New-Video-from-Art-Patrick/ba-p/3039...
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge ST10 [MP7] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000
Thank you for the links, they show interesting content.
BTW, to simulate a 6-axis robot is something more: it is necessary to take in count a lot of things, like the real workspace, the limitation of every couple, to avoid singularities, etc etc.
currently we export the environment in step-format and pass it to the robot supplier, but I was wondering to create simulations to have a faster validation workflow.
I will try to see to use linear motors, I will post a solution here if I will find one.
Bests Regards, Ale.
Speaking of robots (and a little off topic) has anyone seen the Igus robot builder site?
Of interest is the ability to adjust a slider for the arm length and it changes length on the screen. Pretty cool.
without any additional knowledge in this area, there is RobCad, RobotExpert & Process Simulate from Siemens.
Use the right tools for the right job! If you need to look at interferences and collisions you need a tool that will create and use point cloud information.
Process simulation or plant simulation are the Siemens tool (Tecnomatix) for these type of activities. Keep in mind this is a much more robust tool!