Enhancement Details

Manikin Center of Gravity

Use the Manikin Center of Gravity functionality to see the manikin's center of gravity based on the mass properties of the manikin and any object associated to the manikin

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Manikin Extension
Version Wildfire 5.0
Product Functional Area Digital Human Modeling
User Interface Location Click Analysis > Ergonomics Analysis > Center of Gravity.
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

The Manikin Center of Gravity (CofG) functionality displays the manikin's CofG as a coordinate systems (CSYS). The center of gravity calculation is based on posture, accessories, and any item that the manikin is carrying. The centers of mass for each manikin segment are preset. If anything in the manikin scenario changes, the manikin CofG is recalculated. You can save the manikin CofG as a feature.

The relationship between the manikin's posture and the load it can bear is calculated to help you evaluate and then optimize for manual carrying tasks.