SAM FEATURE VERSION 8.1 DESIGN WIZARDS
APPLICATION AREAS FROM ACADEMIC-CONSULTANTS-INDUSTRY-RESEARCH-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT-ELEMENT TO MECHANICAL SYSTEM ANALYSIS
- 4-bar mechanisms
- exact linear guiding
- approximate linear guiding
- Watt, Evans
SAM offers a set of design wizards which will help you to synthesize mechanisms for specific tasks, such as:
- Angle function generation (a minimum of 3 pairs of input/output angles are to be satisfied).
- 3-Position/angle synthesis of the coupler plane
- Approximated straight line motion
- Exact straigh line motion
In case these design wizards do not provide the solution to the specific design problem, the user has to rely on his experience, previous design, handbooks or trial&error to invent the mechanism, which can then be modelled and analyzed in SAM.