Linkage Design Solutions

Mechanism Generator, Mechanism Generator FG, and Mechanism Generator Suspension: solutions to help you design linkage systems.

 

MechGen is a SolidWorks Add-in that helps you draw and design four-bar and six-bar linkages.


MechGen 1.0 draws the 3D model of the linkage you specify.


MechGen 2.0 takes five task positions in SolidWorks and presents a variety of four-bar linkages the provide this movement. Then it generates the solid model of the linkage you select. See it in action at Mechanism Generator 2.0

MechGen 3.0 begins with a 3R chain and five task positions in SolidWorks and presents a variety of six-bar linkages to provide this movement. It then generates the solid model of the linkage you select. See it in action at Mechanism Generator 3.0.


MechGen FG is an iPad/iPhone application that helps you design a four-bar linkage that connects the rotation of an input crank to the coordinated rotation of an output crank.


MechGen FG 2.0 allows the user to specify five rotation input-output angles and the function it will follow. See it in action at Mechanism Generator FG 2.0.


MechGen Suspension is an iPad application that helps you design a four-bar linkage for a double wishbone suspension design.


MechGen Suspension 1.1 allows the user to specify five camber angles, five wheel positions, and the lower A arm for the suspension. Video will be available shortly.

Please also contact us if you have linkage design questions, such as:


General Mechanism Consultation


What are you trying to achieve?


Just send us a sketch of the movement you would like with the constraint that are important to you and give us a chance to see what we can do.


Specialized Software


We can create custom software that provides the linkage design and analysis that you need for your specialized application.


SolidWorks Models


We can prepare a detailed SolidWorks drawing of linkage designs that meet your needs.


Help with your racecar suspension


Our software can compute the correct travel and camber gain for your vehicle.


We can also create a custom Mathematica notebook that will help you make these calculations.


We can also develop SolidWorks drawings of design candidates to meet your requirements.


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