Plotting the Momentum of a Part

You can plot the momentum of a part as it moves relative to another part or relative to the assembly origin.

  1. From a Motion Analysis study, click Results and Plots Tool_Results_and_Plots.gif (MotionManager toolbar).
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Result, for Category, select Momentum/Energy/Power.
  3. For Subcategory, select from the following:
    • Translational Momentum to calculate the momentum due to the translational or linear motion of a part.
    • Angular Momentum to calculate the momentum due to the rotational motion of a part.
  4. For Select result component, select an option:
    • Magnitude to resolve the magnitude in the direction of the result vector with respect to global coordinates.
    • X Component, Y Component, or Z Component to calculate the magnitude of the result in the selected direction.
      Optionally, you can select a reference part part.png to plot the result relative to the coordinates of that part.
  5. For features , select a part face to calculate the result for the motion of the part.
  6. Select the Plot Results options you require, and click .
    The result appears in the MotionManager tree.
  7. Click Calculate Tool_Calculate.gif (MotionManager toolbar).