Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Mechanical engineering general discussion FAQ


Resources for Mechanism Analysis and Synthesis by mloew
Posted: 21 Oct 03 (Edited 6 Sep 05)

Software with Mechanism Functionality:
  • Pro/ENGINEER Mechanism Dynamics. See also the PTC: Pro/ENGINEER Forum (forum554)
  • LMS Virtual.Lab Motion. See also the LMS International forum (forum829)
  • MSC.ADAMS. See also the MSC.Software: ADAMS forum (forum823)
  • FreeCAD
  • Working Model
  • MSC.visualNastran 4D
  • Saltire Analytix
  • WATT Mechanism Synthesis by Heron Technologies
  • SAM (Synthesis and Analysis of Mechanisms by ARTAS-Engineering Software

  • Mechanism Analysis and Synthesis resources:
  • Four-Bar Linkage Analysis and Synthesis (on-line calculator)
  • Four-bar linkage kinematic analysis (on-line calculator)
  • Position analysis of four-bar linkage using complex numbers (spreadsheet)
  • Analysis of a Four-Bar Linkage (Maple code)

  • Other resources:

    If you are interesting in synthesizing mechanisms and are a Pro/ENGINEER user, I suggest taking a look at SyMech (www.symech.com). It is a very useful tool.

    Back to Mechanical engineering general discussion FAQ Index
    Back to Mechanical engineering general discussion Forum

    My Archive


    eBook - Mastering Tolerances for Machined Parts
    When making CNC machined parts, mastering tolerances can be challenging. Are general tolerances good enough? When does it make sense to call out for tighter tolerances? Do you need a better understanding of fits, datums, or GD&T? Learn about these topics and more in Xometry's new e-book. Download Now
    eBook – How to Choose the Correct Corrosion Testing Method
    When designing a metal component, engineers have to consider how susceptible certain alloys are to corrosion in the final product’s operating environment. In a recent study by NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), it was estimated that the direct and indirect costs of corrosion in the United States is approximately 6.2% of the GDP. In 2016, that cost exceeded $1 trillion dollars for the first time. Download Now

    Close Box

    Join Eng-Tips® Today!

    Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
    It's easy to join and it's free.

    Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

    Register now while it's still free!

    Already a member? Close this window and log in.

    Join Us             Close