Tutorial : Creating Spherical Joints in CATIA

Here's the steps to achieve spherical joints.

  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

    Select Point 1 in the geometry area. In our example select the ball extremity.
    Select Point 2 in the geometry area. Select a second point (socket extremity).

  4. Step 4:

    Click Ok to end the spherical joint creation.