In this lecture, it will be shown by way of an interactive presentation with the kinematics synthesis software ASOM v7, how kinematic solution variants (e.g. for hatches, hoods, convertible roof systems, etc.) can be developed even in an early design phase, and how all solution variants developed in this way can stay accessible for later modifications with minimal effort. The following novel features implemented in ASOM v7 are, among others, of importance in this context and are presented in detail interactively:
- The simultaneous handling of multiple solutions and variants (under consideration of e.g. different inclinations, optional snow/wind loads, different temperatures, different manual force points of action, alternative drives, etc.) with almost no additional effort, since, e.g. for later modifications, all variants can be modified together (otherwise it would be necessary to individually modify, at least partially, dozens of variants, one after the other).
- The possibility for the user to predefine kinematic, kinetostatic and ergonomic conditions (conditions for manual forces, positions, gas spring design/ mounting, etc.) that have to be met with great precision.
- The integration of these approaches into a compressed-time simulation philosophy, where all results and effects of changes in the specified inputs are always computed immediately for the whole course of the motion, and are visualized in an open and intuitive way.