Introduction to the Tutorials
In the following, you will find tutorials for ASOM in the form of a series of videos. Working through the tutorials will enable you to understand the approach that ASOM uses in the search for optimized mechanisms.
The tutorials do not claim to be complete, though. The subjects that are treated fully or only touched on in part include: kinematic analysis, interactive kinematic exact-pose synthesis (two-plane synthesis, three-plane synthesis), kinetostatics, ergonomical considerations like holding torque or manual force observation, kinematic degrees of freedom, and many more. The illustrating examples are mostly kept on a generic level. They employ multi-bar linkages with a varying number of parts as example systems, e.g. four-bar linkages, six-bar linkages, various slider systems and other linkages. More advanced features like the simultaneous analysis of multiple what-if cases for forces, the motion control system, the additional possibilities by using the scripting system, creation of curved guides, and the use of various energy storages like tension or pressure springs, gas springs or spindle drives are only explained briefly.
The contents of some the tutorials build on each other, so we recommend to watch them in the listed order. To be able to use the software ASOM in an efficient and targeted way to solve your practical real-life problems we do recommend that you attend one of our ASOM basic training courses after working through the tutorials.
And now please enjoy yourself with the tutorials.