Tutorial : Creating Screw Joints in CATIA

Ok So here we will discuss how to create a screw joint.

  1. Step 1:

    Click the arrow within the Revolute Joint icon. or Undock the Kinematics Joints toolbar.

  2. Step 2:

    Select the Screw Joint icon. The Joint Creation: Screw Joint dialog box is displayed.

  3. Step 3:

    Click New Mechanism. The Mechanism Creation dialog box is displayed.

  4. Step 4:

    Here is the joint creation Dialog box.

  5. Step 5:

    Select Line 1 either in the geometry area or in the specification tree. In our example, select the screw cylinder axis as shown below:

    The current selection field is automatically updated.

  6. Step 6:

    Select Line 2, the Part2 Block axis.

  7. Step 7:

    Enter 10 in the pitch field and select the Length driven check box.

  8. Step 8:

    Click Ok to end the Universal joint creation.

  9. Step 9:

    Create a Fixed constraint on the cylinder block (Part 2).

  10. Step 10:

    Double-click Mechanism1 or click the Simulation with Commands icon.