Tips & Tricks: DELMIA Virtual Ergonomics
In this installment of Tips & Tricks, Contact mag looks at a best practice in virtual ergonomics that allows users to save time and costs by leveraging a posture catalog.
Users of the Dassault Systèmes Virtual Ergonomics Solution often create postures for digital manikins to reach and manipulate tools as part of design, manufacturing or maintenance tasks. The time it takes to create a specific posture can be highly dependent on each user's experience with the tool. The key to avoid one-off work and save valuable time and resources is to create postures than can be reused from one scenario to the next with posture catalogs.
Tip: How to save time creating a posture
Using catalogs to save local postures and human interface for common tools is an effective way to save time. A company's manufacturing and maintainability groups often use the same tools and postures, so human interface on those tools can be saved in catalogs and shared among groups. Instead of manually creating a posture and interface for the manikin to reach and grab a tool, users can save time by leveraging the catalog.
Here's what to do:
- Define grip location and grip type:
- Define human interfaces on tool (where the manikin will grasp a tool).
- Define a Human Interaction on tool (what skill will be performed).
- Save tool in catalog:
- Bring tool into context; when instantiated, human interfaces/interactions remain.
- Update human interaction:
- Use the update interaction command.
- Select the interaction and the manikin to perform it from a given list of interactions in context.