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Torque Arrow

Display a curved arrow that indicates the torque direction and a cylinder that represents the torque magnitude

Description

During an animation, the height of the cylinder changes to represent the instantaneous torque magnitude.  You must connect this component in parallel with a multibody Force and Moment sensor in your model.  For more information on how to use the Torque Arrow see Using the Torque Arrow.

Connections

Name

Description

frame_a

Defines the position of Torque Arrow in the 3D visualization

torque

Torque input from the Force and Moment sensor

Parameters

Symbol

Default

Description

scale

1

Torque magnitude scale factor (n).  The torque magnitude (Nm) is divided by this number (n), to give (Nmn).

color

red

Defines the arrow and cylinder color.  For information on using the color selection tools, see Selecting Colors.

See Also

Adding Attached Shapes From an External File

Adding Attached Shapes From the MapleSim Component Library

Force and Moment Sensor

Force Arrow

Main 3-D Toolbar

Multibody Overview

Playback Controls

Playing a Tracking Animation

The 3-D Visualization Environment

Using the Force Arrow

Using the Torque Arrow

Visualization Components

 

 

 

 

 


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