Macro crank simul

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Macro crank simul.png Crank Simul

Description
My simple animation uses sketch and sketcher solver to determine piston position and conrod position/rotation.

Macro version : 1.0
Date last modification : 2014-06-13
FreeCAD version : All
Download : ToolBar Icon
The file crank_simul.fcstd
Author
kwahoo
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Macro Version
1.0
Date last modification
2014-06-13
FreeCAD Version(s)
All
Default shortcut
None
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Description

My simple animation uses sketch and sketcher solver to determine piston position and conrod position/rotation.

Crank 00.gif

Use

To test the animation:

Download the files and copy the code in the Python console FreeCAD.

1. Open the attached file

To stop animation type : "animation.stop()"

The File

crank_simul.fcstd

Script

ToolBar Icon Macro crank simul.png

crank_simul.FCMacro

import FreeCAD as App, FreeCADGui as Gui, Part, time, sys, math, Draft, DraftGeomUtils
from PySide import QtGui,QtCore

class Animation(object):
    def __init__(self):
        App.Console.PrintMessage('init')

        App.ActiveDocument.recompute()

        self.timer = QtCore.QTimer()
        QtCore.QObject.connect(self.timer, QtCore.SIGNAL("timeout()"), self.my_update)
        self.timer.start(50)

        self.an = 0.1

    def my_update(self):
        string = '{0}'.format(self.an)
        self.an = self.an + 0.01 if self.an < (2 * math.pi) else 0.0

        angle = math.degrees(self.an)
        App.ActiveDocument.Sketch.setDatum(5,App.Units.Quantity(str(angle)+' deg'))
        App.ActiveDocument.recompute()
        p1 = App.ActiveDocument.Sketch.Shape.Vertexes[0].Point
        p2 = App.ActiveDocument.Sketch.Shape.Vertexes[1].Point
        conrodangle = math.degrees(Draft.DraftVecUtils.angle(App.Vector(1,0,0),(p1-p2))) - 90
        App.ActiveDocument.getObject("Cylinder").Placement = App.Placement(p1,App.Rotation(App.Vector(1,0,0),-90))
        App.ActiveDocument.getObject("Sketch001").Placement = App.Placement(p1,App.Rotation(App.Vector(0,0,1),conrodangle))

    def stop(self):
        self.timer.stop()
         

animation = Animation()

Links

The forum discussion Inline-four engine animation

The blog freecad-tutorial.blogspot