Display an arrow to indicate the force magnitude and direction on a component
During an animation, the height of the arrow changes to represent the instantaneous force magnitude and direction acting on a component. 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 Force Arrow see Using the Force Arrow.
Defines the position of Force Arrow base in the 3D visualization
Force input from the Force and Moment sensor
Force Arrow scale factor. The force arrow length [m] is calculated by dividing the force magnitude [N] (input) by this scale factor.
Defines the arrow and cylinder color. For information on using the color selection tools, see Selecting Colors.
Select this option to enable the Dynamic Color port. With the Dynamic Color port enabled, you can use the Color Blend component to change color throughout the simulation.
Select this option to make the geometry component transparent.
Adding Attached Shapes From an External File
Adding Attached Shapes From the MapleSim Component Library
Force and Moment Sensor
Main 3-D Toolbar
Playing a Tracking Animation
The 3-D Visualization Environment
Using the Force Arrow
Using the Torque Arrow
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