"Enventive has enabled our mechanisms design engineers to literally start thinking again in order to make the right decisions on their preliminary designs problems. This allows us to avoid costly late stage problems in our design and industrialization processes. " - Norbert Hertling, Lear Corporation Gmbh

Travel and Effort Studies

Customer Testimonial

“For mechanisms and tolerance-in-motion, Enventive can’t be beat.” – Jeff Gabalski, BAE Industries

Enventive® software’s force modeling capability coupled with equation solving, kinematic, and tolerance analysis capabilities make it a powerful tool for travel and effort studies, such as determining the force to move a transmission shift lever, open a latch, or operate a clutch. Any mechanism for which force variation affects reliability is a candidate for analysis with Enventive software.

The following simple example uses Enventive’s force modeling capabilities to solve for the torque required to statically hold in position a mechanism that’s being acted upon by a spring force.

Travel and effort example - Spring force on a mechanism

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Enventive lets you change the value of the angle to see the torque change as the mechanism rotates, run tolerance analysis on the torque, and do a Tolerance-in-Motion™ study to see how the torque varies through the range of motion.

Tolerance-in-Motion™ study in Enventive software

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