removeOutputVariables

Drop select output variables from the KinematicsSolver object

Syntax

removeOutputVariables(ks,ids)

Description

removeOutputVariables(ks,ids) drops from the KinematicsSolver object ks the output variables named in ids. Output variables are the unknowns to solve for and report on during analysis. Use this function to remove just one or a few output variables if they become obsolete.

The output is an updated table with the output variables—those that remain—in rows. Each row gives the ID of a variable, the type and block path of the joint to which it belongs if a joint variable, the base and follower frames from which it spawns if a frame variable, and the unit for its numerical value. The variables rank in the order added.

Most variables can be assigned individually. A few must be assigned in groups—axis components alongside rotation angle in spherical primitives; bend angle alongside azimuth angle in constant-velocity primitives. (A bend angle can be assigned individually but the azimuth angle cannot.)

The figure shows the variables of a general KinematicsSolver object. Target (T), guess (G), and output (O) variables can be joint variables (J) or frame variables (F). The same variable can serve as guess and output or as target and output but not as guess and target.

Input Arguments

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Name of the KinematicsSolver object for which to run the analysis. The object is a kinematic representation of the model from which it derives. It contains the variables upon which the analysis depends.

Example: 'fourBarKS'

Data Types: char | string

Identifiers of the kinematic variables to use. Enter the identifiers as shown in the ID column of the jointVariables, for joint variables, or frameVariables, for frame variables.

Example: 'j1.Rz.q'

Data Types: char | string

Introduced in R2019a