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Plot X displacement vs time... of a point

Question asked by Roy Dean on Aug 6, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2014 by Jared Conway

I have a simple 4-bar linkage, of which I want to plot the X position of a point over time (ends up being a sine wave).   However, I can't seem to pick the point (which is created, and based on the center of the pivot on one end of a link) successfully.   I CAN select the entire link, but I don't want x displacement of the CG of the part, I only want x displacment of the point.

 

Is there a way to do this?   If I select "trace path", i get exactly what you'd expect (an arc that doubles over itself as many times as I cycle the linkage)... but I simply can't get a displacement vs. time plot.   Any suggestions?

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