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Getting Started Using Adams/Driveline Adams/Car - Driveline Module Driveline Template Tutorial Gearbox Tutorial

2 Getting Started Using Adams/Driveline

Adams/Car - Driveline ModuleThis chapter includes the following sections: Configuring Adams/Driveline Starting Adams/Driveline Standard Interface Starting Adams/Driveline Template Builder

Adams/Car - Driveline Module 3Configuring Adams/Driveline

Configuring Adams/DrivelineIf you want to simulate assemblies with a comparably high number of degrees of freedom or modeling elements, before you start Adams/Driveline, you may have to enable Adams/Driveline to run larger models. If the available memory is not sufficient during a session, Adams/Solver, the analysis Driveline, prompts you to increase a certain array size. To do so, you must first exit the session after saving your assembly, including the subsystems. To set the memory size on Windows: 1. From the Start menu, point to Programs, point to MSC.Software, point to MD Adams 2010, and then select Adams - Settings. 2. From the treeview on the left side, double-click AView. 3. Select Preferences. 4. Click the memSize row and set the option menu to huge. 5. Select Apply. 6. From the treeview on the left, double-click ASolver to expand it, and then select Preferences. 7. Click the memSize row, and then set the pull-down menu to huge. 8. Select OK. To set the memory size on UNIX: 1. At the command prompt, enter the command to start the Adams Toolbar, and then press Enter. The standard command is mdadamsx, where x is the version number, for example mdadams2010. The Adams Toolbar appears. 2. From the Adams Toolbar, right-click the Solver tool Adams/Solver Settings. 3. Click the memSize row and set the option menu to huge. 4. Select OK. 5. From the Adams Toolbar, right-click the View tool Settings. 7. Select OK. , and then select Change Adams/View , and then select Change

6. Click the memSize row and set the option menu to huge.

4 Getting Started Using Adams/DrivelineStarting Adams/Driveline Standard Interface

Starting Adams/Driveline Standard InterfaceNote: Before you start Adams/Driveline, set the Adams/View and Adams/Solver memory to huge, as explained in Configuring Adams/Driveline.

In the UNIX environment, you start Adams/Car from the Adams Toolbar. In the Windows environment, you start Adams/Car from the Start button. For more information, see the online help for Running and Configuring Adams (from the online help window, use the navigation list on the left to select Running and Configuring). To start in the Windows environment: 1. From the Start menu, point to Programs, point to MSC.Software, point to MD Adams 2010, point to ADriveline, and then select Adams - Driveline. The Welcome dialog box appears on top of the Adams/Driveline main window. 2. Do one of the following: If the Welcome dialog box contains the options Standard Interface and Template Builder,

select Standard Interface, and then select OK. If the Welcome dialog box does not contain any options, then Adams/Driveline is already

configured to run in standard-interface mode. Select OK. The Adams/Driveline Standard Interface appears. The Adams/Driveline Standard Interface window appears as shown in Figure 1. Familiarize yourself with the Adams/Driveline window and read the tips in Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Driveline.

Adams/Car - Driveline Module 5Starting Adams/Driveline Standard Interface

Menu bar

Status bar Main shortcut menu

View triad

Figure 1

Adams/Driveline Standard Interface

To start in the UNIX environment: 1. At the command prompt, enter the command to start the Adams Toolbar, and then press Enter. The standard command that MSC.Software provides is mdadamsx, where x is the version number, for example mdadams2010. The Adams Toolbar appears. 2. Select the Adams/Driveline tool . The Welcome dialog box appears on top of the Adams/Driveline main window.

6 Getting Started Using Adams/DrivelineStarting Adams/Driveline Standard Interface

3. Do one of the following: If the Welcome dialog box contains the options Standard Interface and Template Builder,

select Standard Interface, and then select OK. If the Welcome dialog box does not contain any options, then Adams/Driveline is already

configured to run in standard-interface mode. Select OK. The Adams/Driveline Standard Interface appears. The Adams/Driveline Standard Interface window appears as shown above. Familiarize yourself with the Adams/Driveline window and read the tips in Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Driveline.

Adams/Car - Driveline Module 7Starting Adams/Driveline Template Builder

Starting Adams/Driveline Template BuilderBefore you start Adams/Driveline Template Builder: Make sure that your private configuration file, .acar.cfg, shows that you can work in expert

user mode. Your private configuration file is located in your home directory. Before you start Adams/Driveline, set the Adams/View and Adams/Solver memory to huge, as

explained in Configuring Adams/Driveline. To check the user mode: 1. In a text editor, such as jot or notepad, open .acar.cfg. 2. Make sure that the following line appears as shown: ENVIRONMENT MDI_ACAR_USERMODE expert

To start Adams/Driveline Template Builder on Windows: 1. From the Start menu, point to Programs, point to MSC.Software, point to MD Adams 2010, point to ADriveline, and then select Adams - Driveline. The Welcome dialog box appears on top of the Adams/Driveline main window. 2. Select Template Builder. 3. Select OK. The Adams/Driveline Template Builder window appears as shown in Figure 2. Familiarize yourself with the Adams/Driveline window and read the tips in Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Driveline.

8 Getting Started Using Adams/DrivelineStarting Adams/Driveline Template Builder

Window title bar

Menus grayed out because you dont have a template yet

Menu bar

Status bar

View triad

Main shortcut menu

Figure 2

Adams/Driveline Template Builder

To start Adams/Driveline Template Builder on UNIX: 1. At the command prompt, enter the command to start the Adams Toolbar, and then press Enter. The standard command that MSC.Software provides is mdadamsx, where x is the version number, for example mdadams2010. The Adams Toolbar appears. 2. Click the Adams/Driveline icon 3. Select Template Builder. 4. Select OK. . The Welcome dialog box appears on top of the Adams/Driveline main window.

Adams/Car - Driveline Module 9Starting Adams/Driveline Template Builder

The Adams/Driveline Template Builder window appears as shown in the figure above. Familiarize yourself with the Adams/Driveline window and read the tips in Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Driveline.

10 Getting Started Using Adams/DrivelineSwitching Between Interface Modes

Switching Between Interface ModesOnce you have started Adams/Driveline in the Standard Interface or Template Builder modes, you can easily switch between them. To switch between modes: In Standard Interface: From the Tools menu, select Adams/Driveline Template Builder. In Template Builder: From the Tools menu, select Adams/Driveline Standard Interface.

Adams/Car - Driveline Module 11Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/Driveline

Familiarizing Yourself with Adams/DrivelineAs you familiarize yourself with Adams/Driveline, note the following: You use the menu along the top of the window to execute commands and display dialog boxes.

Notice that some menus are shaded in grey. This indicates that you cannot execute these commands because you do not have a subsystem open. When you open a subsystem, these menus change to black, indicating that you can execute the commands. You can use the main shortcut menu to execute simple commands, such as rotating views,

zooming, and fitting assemblies in the main window. To display the main shortcut menu, rightclick in the main window, away from any entities. Instead of manually entering text in boxes that require database objects, you can have

Adams/Driveline automatically do this task for you. To do this, right-click the text box of interest, and then do one of the following: Point to Hardpoint (or the entity of interest), and then select Pick. On the screen, place the

cursor on top of the hardpoint. When the color of the hardpoint changes, click the left mouse button to select that hardpoint. Point to Hardpoint (or the entity of interest), and then select Guesses. From the pop-up menu

that appears, select the entity name you want to use. Point to Hardpoint (or the entity of interest), and then select Browse. Adams/Driveline

displays the Database Navigator, which contains a list of entities, hardpoints in this case. Double-click the entity name you want to use.

12 Getting Started Using Adams/DrivelinePlotting Results

Plotting ResultsWhen youre ready to review the results of your analyses, you can display the post-processing tool and view the results of the simulations you performed. To plot results: 1. While in Adams/Driveline Standard Interface, from the Review menu, select Postprocessing Window, or press F8. Adams/Driveline launches Adams/PostProcessor, a post-processing tool that lets you view the results of simulations you performed. For more information about Adams/PostProcessor, see the Adams/PostProcessor online help. 2. To return to Adams/Driveline, select the Return to Modeling Environment tool or press F8.

Driveline Template Tutorial 11

Driveline Template Tutorial

12 Getting Started Using Adams/DrivelineOverview

OverviewIn this tutorial, you create a driveline template for an all-wheel-drive (AWD) transmission. The tutorial includes the following sections