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# Basics of Component Modeling

## Selection - Nodes

## Model a Gripper - Part 1

## Model a Gripper - Part 2

## Model a Workpiece Positioner

## Model an Articulated Robot

## Model a Turn Unit

## Model a Simple Conveyor

Using Visual Components Professional or Premium, you can model new components and create your own libraries of components. For example, you can import CAD files for machines, model them to simulate how they work, and then use them in different layouts to sell, visualize, integrate, and optimize factory solutions.

Component modeling is flexible. That is, there are many approaches to model a component from start to finish. You can keep things simple by using a component from our eCatalog as a template for modeling a new component, such as a robot. You can also use built-in wizards to speed up the modeling process. For example, we have tools that quickly make conveyors, positioners, IO devices, and robots production ready with a few clicks.

In this course, you learn the basics of modeling a component. You also develop an understanding of component data, its structure, and reusability.

BEGIN COURSE
TOPIC: COMPONENT MODELING

DURATION: 3-5 Hours

REQUIREMENTS:

Visual Components Professional or Premium.

This course is recommended for users new to 3D modeling and more experienced users that need to know how to use Visual Components authoring tools.

02:08

1

Component Modeling

Learn how to select nodes/links when modeling a component.

26:09

2

Component Modeling

Learn how to model a gripper from imported geometry.

12:13

3

Component Modeling

Learn how to teach a robot to grasp and release components using a gripper modeled from imported geometry.

1:08:35

4

Component Modeling

Learn how to model a workpiece positioner and test it with a robot using simple and advanced programs.

36:22

5

Component Modeling

Learn how to model an articulated robot from imported geometry and run it through a series of tests.

23:46

6

Component Modeling

Learn how to model a turn unit conveyor from imported geometry using Essentials with Modeling Pack.

18 pages

7

Component Modeling

Learn how to model a simple conveyor from imported geometry.