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Running the Optimization

  1. Select Optimization and click Run.

    The program invokes the Motion Analysis study at each iteration, and reports the values for each iteration.

  2. On the Results View tab, select Scenario1 and click Play Tool_Play_From_Start.gif. The motion animation appears in the graphics area. Scenarios that do not satisfy the constraints are highlighted in red. In this scenario, the projectile misses the target.
  3. Select Scenario5, which is the optimal scenario highlighted in green, and click Play Tool_Play_From_Start.gif.

    For the projectile to hit the target, the required spring constant of the catapult is 17500 N/m.


You can switch to the Motion Analysis study tab, to view motion result plots corresponding to the active design scenario.

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