Introduction to the Tutorials

In the following, you will find tutorials for ASOM in the form of a series of videos. Working through the tutorials will enable you to understand the approach that ASOM uses in the search for optimized mechanisms.

The tutorials do not claim to be complete, though. The subjects that are treated fully or only touched on in part include: kinematic analysis, interactive kinematic exact-pose synthesis (two-plane synthesis, three-plane synthesis), kinetostatics, ergonomical considerations like holding torque or manual force observation, kinematic degrees of freedom, and many more. The illustrating examples are mostly kept on a generic level. They employ multi-bar linkages with a varying number of parts as example systems, e.g. four-bar linkages, six-bar linkages, various slider systems and other linkages. More advanced features like the simultaneous analysis of multiple what-if cases for forces, the motion control system, the additional possibilities by using the scripting system, creation of curved guides, and the use of various energy storages like tension or pressure springs, gas springs or spindle drives are only explained briefly.

The contents of some the tutorials build on each other, so we recommend to watch them in the listed order. To be able to use the software ASOM in an efficient and targeted way to solve your practical real-life problems we do recommend that you attend one of our ASOM basic training courses after working through the tutorials.

And now please enjoy yourself with the tutorials.

Tutorials

Tutorial 001: Preliminary Notes

Here you will find useful basic information about the ASOM v7 TUTORIAL series. We illustrate here briefly what ASOM v7 is, what kind of…

Tutorial 002: Overview

In this tutorial, a quick and basic overview of the most important features of the kinematics software ASOM v7 is given, using a multi-bar…

Tutorial 003: Simple Kinematics

In this tutorial the kinematics software ASOM v7 is used to create and animate simple plane linkages, like a one-bar, four-bar or slider-crank…

Tutorial 004: Simple Coordinate Input

In this tutorial the basic principles of numerical coordinate input in the kinematics software ASOM v7 are demonstrated through the example of…

Tutorial 005: Degrees of Freedom

In this tutorial it is discussed, how the information that the kinematics software ASOM v7 displays about the degrees of freedom of a…

Tutorial 006: Motion Control

In this tutorial, we explain how to use the motion control feature in the kinematics software ASOM v7 to obtain desired animations for…

Tutorial 007: Creating Diagrams

In this tutorial the basics of how to create diagrams and graphs in the kinematics software ASOM v7 are demonstrated. It is based around the…

Tutorial 008: Kinematic Synthesis

In this tutorial some first basics on the use of the interactive synthesis features in the kinematics software ASOM v7 are presented. ASOM…

Tutorial 009: Forces and Sensors

In this tutorial the basics of how to measure important kinetostatic quantities like e.g. holding forces and bearing loads in the kinematics…

Tutorial 010: Scripts and Expressions

In this tutorial the basics of script programming in the console and the expressions window of the kinematics software ASOMv7 are…