Both forward and inverse kinematics can be combined to design a robot path
This example looks like a lamp! However, it is exactly like a planar pick and place robot but with a base that can rotate. But the example shows another capability of MechDesigner.
When designing a mechanism that has tooling that is at the end of a mechanism, or robot, it is important that you can design the exact motion of the tooling itself. This is why MechDesigner has at its core an inverse kinematics design methodology.