You can manipulate the viewpoint using the tool strip located above the visualization pane. The tool strip enables you to rotate, roll, pan, and zoom the model view. A Camera Manager enables you to create dynamic cameras that move with the model to keep it in view during simulation—see Visualization Cameras. The model shown in the flapping-wing featured example opens. In the Modeling tab, click Update Model.
Mechanics Explorer opens with a view of the model in its initial state. Click Run. Mechanics Explorer plays an interactive 3-D animation based on the simulation results. Equivalent inertia ellipsoids provide an intuitive means to visualize variable inertias modeled using the General Variable Mass block.
These ellipsoids are rendered dynamically, with their dimensions and poses obtained at each time step from the specified instantaneous inertial properties. Ellipsoid visualization is not available on model update. Variable inertial properties are specified through physical signals whose values are inaccessible to the blocks until the simulation begins. Inertia Ellipsoid in a Tank Truck Model.
Multibody Mechanics And Visualization
Blocks such as Brick Solid and Spline provide visualization panes that show the geometries specified in the block Parameters sections. Use the block visualizations to catch geometry errors as they occur—for example, incorrect dimensions, colors, and, in solid blocks, frame placements. The block visualizations are similar to those provided in Mechanics Explorer.
You can rotate, roll, pan, and zoom the view using a tool strip located above the visualization pane. The tool strip includes buttons for standard views such as Front , Top , and Isometric. You can show or hide the frames of the block. You can refresh block visualizations without updating or simulating a model. The visualizations refresh the moment you click the Update Visualization button in the visualization tool strip. The template contains commonly used blocks, including the Brick Solid block.
Open the Brick Solid block dialog box. The visualization pane is by default expanded to show an isometric view of the default solid—a gray brick. Mass and animation properties are computed from cylinder data and density 12 potential states PointMass Rigid body where body rotation and inertia tensor is neglected 6 potential states Mounting1D Propagate 1-dim. Content Model Description Fixed Frame fixed in world frame at a given position.
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Visualize a Model and Its Components
Mounting1D Propagate 1-dim. Rotor1D 1D inertia attachable on 3-dim.
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BevelGear1D 1D gearbox with arbitrary shaft directions and 3-dim. RollingWheelSet Ideal rolling wheel set consisting of two ideal rolling wheels connected together by an axis. Frame fixed in world frame at a given position. It is visualized with a shape, see shapeType below the frames on the two sides do not belong to the component :.
Rigid body with mass, inertia tensor and one frame connector. It is visualized with a cylinder and a sphere at the center of mass:. Rigid body with mass, inertia tensor, different shapes see shapeType below for animation, and two frame connectors:. Rigid body with box shape mass and animation properties are computed from box data and from density :. Rigid body with cylinder shape mass and animation properties are computed from cylinder data and from density :.
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