Enhancement Details

Ball and Bearing Joint Limits

You can place limits on ball and bearing joints to constrain movement.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version 1.0
Product Functional Area Simulation - Mechanism Design & Dynamics
User Interface Location In the Component Placement tab, click Placement.
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

You can model parts containing ball and bearing joints to match physical reality more closely. When modeling such joints you can select an axis on both sides of the joint. You can then use these axes in the definition of a cone angle in degrees through which the joint can rotate. Additionally, when the joint approaches this limit you can include a coefficient of restitution to model the stiffness of the hard stop for inclusion in dynamic analyses.