Vehicle Design Validation | NX Tips and Tricks


VDV is a powerful tool that allows you to create realistic simulations of vehicles and their visual devices. This blog discusses how to create a new simulation with VDV using a car as an example. You will learn how to: 

– Rename a component for easy reference 

– Add an eyellipse and set up a standard for the vehicle 

– Create features for visualization such as direct vision, mirrors, camera, and rotating pointer 

– Make the vehicle an obstruction and the road a grid target 

– Create a ground interception and see how the different devices affect the field of view of the driver 

Rename a component

The first step is to rename the component that you want to use for the simulation. This will make it easier to reference and understand later on. To do this, go to Vehicle Design Validation and create a new component. Then, right-click on the component name and select “Rename”. You can choose any name that you like, but make sure it is descriptive and relevant.

Add an eyellipse and set up a standard for the vehicle

The next step is to add an eyellipse, which is a feature that represents the eyes of the driver. This will help you determine the direct vision of the driver, which is the area that the driver can see without using any visual devices. To add an this into your workspace, select Eyellipse from the menu bar. A dialog box will appear where you can set different standards and loadings for the vehicle.

Create features for visualization

The third step is to create features for visualization, which are devices that help the driver see better or detect objects around the vehicle. These devices include direct vision, mirrors, camera, and rotating pointer. To create these features, go to Part Navigator and select the device that you want to add. 

Post credit : Siemens for image and article

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