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To Save and View Analysis Results in Mechanism Dynamics
After you run an analysis in Mechanism Dynamics you can use the results in several ways:
Save the results and check the interference. You must save your analysis results as a playback file if you want to run them in another session. Click Playback to open the Playbacks dialog box. Use the options to save, restore, remove, and export your analysis results. You can also play back the analysis from the Playbacks dialog box and check for interference.
View the data. Click Measures to create and graph measures:
You can create several types of measures to help you understand the data from your Mechanism Dynamics analyses. The type of measure you can create depends upon the type of analysis you run. If the measure you create is evaluated at each time step of the analysis, you can create and plot its change in value after running one or more analyses. If you want to use any of the other evaluation methods, including Maximum, Minimum, Integral, Average, Root mean square, or At time, you must create the measure before you run the analysis.
You can plot the values of Analysis features during the mechanism analysis.
You can save the graph of measures to a table.
You can learn the DOF and number of redundancies in your model.
Create a trace curve. Click Analysis > Trace Curve to generate a trace curve after you have run an analysis. Trace curves are a graphical representation of the motion of your mechanism, and can be used to create cam profiles, slot profiles, or datum curves.
Create a motion envelope to represent the volume swept by parts on your mechanism during a motion analysis. You can use the motion envelope file as a part in a design.
Create a load set to transfer to Creo Simulate. After you run an analysis, click Analysis > Use in Simulation to create a load set that includes all the inertial, gravitational, and reaction forces experienced by a body in your mechanism. You can then use the load set in a structural analysis.