Submitted by KevinS on Fri, 15/11/2019 - 15:58
Cam profile coordinates provided by Mechdesigner for manufacture

Calculate Cam Profile Coordinates for Manufacture in many ways

MechDesigner can calculate cam profile coordinates in may different forms

  • X,Y at equal increments of theta
  • X,Y to specified tolerance of cam profile error
  • Arcs and lines to specified tolerance of cam profile error ( very efficient for CNC machines )
  • DXF output
  • Direct export to SOLIDWORKS using the SW API ( very efficient, then you can use the SOLIDWORKS cam mate)

The profiles are generated from geometric intersection equations of the mechanisms.  These are analytic functions and their derivatives are obtained directly from the algebra.  This means that the profiles are calculated quickly and precisely.