How do you add a translational rotational constraint for a screw jack mechanism? I need to add a constraint as for which I rotate the tommy bar, the screw will translate in the nut.
Its pretty easy thing to do in autodesk inventor assembly environment.
Within assembly environment,
>>>Click on constraint
>>>Then Click on motion tab
>>>Then select parts you want to move/translate
>>>Type in the translational distance for one rotation
Yes, it that easy!!
This is going to sound silly. What parts do I select in this command? The axis of the screw? Do i need to select the tommy bar too? How do I set my whole system so the screw would move only in a well defined limit?
take a look at this. Are you looking for this?
Exactly. With the simple difference that the main part shouldn't move. I could send you the whole assembly if you would help me out. (Some other constraints might not be correctly added, but it shouldn't bother.)