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
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 .
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 .
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.