Tutorial : Creating Prismatic Joints in CATIA

Follow the steps

  1. Step 1:

    Open the Prismatic.CATProduct document.

  2. Step 2:

    Click the Prismatic Joint icon in the Kinematics Joints toolbar or select Insert -> New Joint ->Prismatic from the Menu bar. The Joint Creation:
    Prismatic dialog box appears.

  3. Step 3:

    Click New Mechanism.The Mechanism Creation dialog box is displayed:
    enter a meaningful name for the mechanism. Click Ok when done.

  4. Step 4:

    The Following Dialog Box appears

  5. Step 5:

    Select Line 1 in the geometry area. In our example select an edge (fix.1)
    Select Line 2 in the geometry area. Select a second edge (slot.1)

  6. Step 6:

    Select Plane 1 and Plane 2 as shown below:

  7. Step 7:

    Click Ok to end the prismatic joint creation.
    Check "Length Driven"

  8. Step 8:

    The prismatic joint is created and identified in the specification tree.

  9. Step 9:

    Now lets simulate it.
    Double Click Prismatic Joint Enter the length driven value. Press Ok
    You will get message as "Mechanism can be simulated"