Integrating the AEM into your software application enables you to simulate the motion of parts more realistically while designing assemblies and mechanisms. This is achieved by taking account of the mass properties of parts, the motion caused by a range of engineering related forces and devices, and the interaction of parts as they collide and push each other around.
The AEM is integrated at the core of a geometric modeling application, providing end-users with motion simulation tools without the need for expensive, complex and less well integrated motion simulation modules. You can save time and money by verifying the function of virtual assemblies and mechanisms, reducing design errors and lessening the need to produce expensive physical prototypes.
Direct interaction with the geometric model with little or no model preparation means you do not have to be a motion simulation expert. Unlike other motion simulation solutions, the AEM takes direct account of any 3D DCM geometric constraints than can simplify model preparation.
The AEM’s accuracy satisfies the rigorous demands of the engineering design process. Accurate 3D contacts are automatically computed between all permutations of points, edges, and faces of any geometric type including spline surfaces. The AEM does not use approximations such as loose solving tolerances or inherently inaccurate faceted formats that are better suited to less demanding visualization and entertainment applications.
AEM: Key features
• Provides accurate solutions on solid models from any source. Does not use faceted approximations
• Simulations include gravity and a variety of engineering devices, such as torques, linear and torsional springs, linear and rotary motors, conveyors and ropes.
• Automatically simulates genuine 3D contact behavior between all geometry types.
• Computes twisting motion as contacting parts separate.
• Interactive performance provides immediate feedback of results.
• Combines end-user dragging with independent motion caused by other forces.
• Enables assembly/disassembly verification.
• Supports contact based mechanisms, which have previously been difficult to fully simulate in a CAD system.
• More realistic motion than when using coupled dimensions.
• Produces quantitative results.
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