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Manual Example for a linear simulation with a FESTO ADN compact cylinder
  1. Switch into the configuration mode in PARTdataManager and check which rule is the connection between the moveable parts – e.g. cylinder and piston. Open the rule then.

  2. In the dialog area Positioning, the checkbox Translationfree“ must be activated and the Min. and Max. values must be specified according to the physical limits of the “real” product. (In the example in hand it's about a Translation movement of the piston.)

  3. Click on the button Simulation.

    -> The dialog box Simulation attributes is opened.

  4. Click on Add.

    -> The dialog box Class selection is opened.

  5. Choose Actuator > Actuator Linear > Physical Limit (Linear) and confirm with OK.

    -> The respective attribute is displayed in the dialog box.

  6. Determine the values of the attributes according to the real product.

    In the context menu of an opened field you can find different helpful functions.

    [Note] Note

    Also variables, functions, operators, logical operators and brackets can be used to determine the value.

    • Choose variable...

      When clicking on Choose variable... the dialog box Variable browser is opened.

      Select Parts and Variables of part and confirm with OK.

    • Function

    • Operators

    • Logic

    • Brackets

    Dialog with exemplary values

    Dialog with exemplary values

    Optionally, motion profiles can be set up, in order to perform a dynamic movement (e.g. given by motion diagrams in the original product data). In this case click Add again and choose Actuator > Actuator Linear > Diagram Time Position.

    Then determine the values according to the following pattern. (Any number of pairs is possible.)




    In this example position values between 0 and 40 is used (according to stroke positions).

    In this example position values between 0 and 40 is used (according to stroke positions).

    It is also possible to add several motion profiles, e.g. if you have different diagrams for different loads. You can use them separated also later in the MCD. In order to differ them from each other, you can add a.Description in the window.

  7. Finish with a click on OK.

  8. In the Configurator menu, click on Save configuration.

  9. The part is ready for export and testing now. See below.