Ive been doing alot of linkage/scissor arm type mechanisms lately. I use sworks and the premium linear simulation that comes with premium sworks. I would like to find a 2d software that I can draw lines in, attach pivot points, sliders and then be able to apply a force that generates what my forces will be in other parts of the linkage. I dont need stresses or deflections. Just a simple way to play with and determine forces quickly. I found a couple of expensive kinematics programs (working model 2d)for example, but this and some other programs I have found are far more than I need. Is there anything like this in existence? thanks.
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