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About Trace Curves
Click Analysis > Trace Curve to access the Trace Curve dialog box and perform the following operations:
Record a trace curve. A trace curve graphically represents the motion of a point or vertex relative to a part in your mechanism.
Record cam synthesis curves. Cam synthesis curves graphically represent the motion of curves or edges relative to a part in your mechanism.
You must create a result set from an analysis run before you can make these curves. You can generate a trace curve or cam synthesis curves using a result set from the current session or by loading a results file from a previous session.
Trace curves and cam synthesis curves are generated for position only.
Use a trace curve to create the following:
A cam profile
A slot curve in Mechanism Design
Solid geometry in a model