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Contact PropertyManager

Define contact in a motion study to prevent parts from penetrating each other during motion. You can include Contact with Basic Motion and Motion Analysis.

To configure Contact in a motion study, click  Contact (MotionManager toolbar).

Contact between components is ignored unless you configure Contact in the motion study. If you do not use  Contact to specify contact, components pass through each other.

Contact Type

Solid Bodies Adds 3-dimensional contact between moving components to the motion study.

Curves . Adds 2-dimensional contact between two touching curves to the motion study.


Material (Motion Analysis only)

Select materials for each contact pairs or groups of pairs. The material properties you select are applicable to touching faces during actual contact. It overrides the material properties assigned to each part. The order in which you select the materials does not matter. Consequently, selecting rubber-steel is the same as selecting steel-rubber.

Clear Material to modify the Elastic Properties.

Friction (Motion Analysis only)

Elastic Properties (Motion Analysis only)

Related Topics

Contact Overview

Contact Groups for Motion

Curve to Curve Contact

Friction Overview

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