My input data includes a lot of possible joint orientations. How can Unwedge help me determine which combinations of joints are the most critical?

If your input data includes more than 3 possible joint orientations, the Joint Combinations option allows you to select and analyze different combinations of 3 joints. The selection of combinations can be done manually, or the Combination Analyzer can be used to help you automatically determine which are the most critical combinations of joints to analyze.

Joint Combinations Tutorial (click to view PDF file of tutorial)

Topics Covered in this Tutorial include:

  • Import DXF

  • Joint Combinations

  • Combination Analyzer

  • Required Support Pressure

  • Design Factor of Safety

  • Adding support pressure

  • Passive / Active support force

Selection of joint combinations in Input Data dialog