MotionGenesis™ Kane is AUTOLEV compatibile
  • To run an AUTOLEV file, enter or include the command   SetDefaults( AUTOLEV )
  • To be startup AUTOLEV compatible, edit the file MGDefaultPreferences.txt
    (in MGToolbox folder) and un-comment  SetDefaults( AUTOLEV )
  • With  SetDefaults( AUTOLEV )   runs all AUTOLEV user-manual files with identical output.
  • Enhanced MotionGenesis Kane action/reaction law requires the following changes:
    Old Command New command
    Force( Q, Vec> )
    Force( P/Q, Vec> )
    Q.AddForce( Vec> )
    Q.AddForce( P, Vec> )
    Torque( B, Vec> )
    Torque( A/B, Vec> )    
    B.AddTorque( Vec> )
    B.AddTorque( A, Vec> )
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MotionGenesis™ Kane is a MATLAB connection partner.

New MotionGenesis Kane features for AUTOLEV users
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  • New code generation:
    • Easier to use and modify C, MATLAB®, and Fortran codes.
    • Enhanced  units and unit conversions  (also updated with NIST/CODATA 2006 data).
    • Improved algorithm for Code Nonlinear with MATLAB® codes.
    • SolveSetInput command for solving linear/nonlinear algebraic equations for proper initial values.
    • SolveSetInputDt command for enforcing embedded constraints and their time-derivatives.
    • New SolveNonlinearSetInput command solves nonlinear algebraic equations and sets initial values
  • New symbolic and numeric calculations:
    • Enhanced symbolic simplification.
    • Built-in solver for differential equations.
    • Solve and SolveDt commands solve linear or nonlinear equations.
    • Solves linear or nonlinear algebraic equations (recursively), and sets input.
    • Evaluate and Solve commands provide unit conversions for their arguments.
    • EvaluateAtInput command evaluates expressions at input values.
    • ImaginaryNumber names sqrt(-1) for reporting results of complex calculations.
    • DtDt command calculates ordinary 2nd derivatives with respect to t.
    • SetDt command automates calculation of variable/specified derivatives.
    • FactorLinear and FactorQuadratic commands supersede the Arrange command.
    • SolveQuadraticRoots commands (with positive/negative variants) solves quadratic equations.
  • New vectors and geometry:
    • Commands for calculating angles and distances.
    • Special constructors for vectors and dyadics.
    • Creates matrix representations of vectors and dyadics, and vice-versa.
    • Calculates unit vectors with GetUnitVector command.
  • New statics and dynamics:
    • GetStatics command sums forces and moments for static analysis.
    • GetStaticsKane command eliminates constraint forces for efficient static analysis.
    • GetDynamics command automates Newton/Euler (D'Alembert) dynamics.
    • GetDynamicsKane command automates Kane's dynamics and forms efficient equations of motion.
    • Points can be associated with rigid objects for "free-body" analysis
  • New rotational and translational kinematics:
    • Easy-to-use Rotate command sets rotation matrices, angular velocities, angular accelerations.
    • Easy-to-use Translate command sets position vectors, velocities, accelerations.
    • New commands to set and get angular velocity and angular acceleration.
    • New commands to set and get velocity and acceleration.
  • New mass, center of mass, inertia, and charge:
    • Easy-to-use SetMass, SetInertia, and SetCharge commands.
    • Calculates moments/products of inertia, radii of gyration, and other inertia properties.
    • Calculates the position, velocity, and acceleration of the mass center of sets of objects.
  • New force and torque:
    • Easy-to-use AddForce and AddTorque commands.
    • Easy-to-use GetResultantForce and GetMomentOfForces commands.
    • Simple commands to add forces from springs, dampers, electrostatics, gravity, linear actuations, etc.
    • New SetCharge and GetCharge commands facilitate electrostatic force calculations.
    • New syntax for Newton's law of action/reaction for forces and torques.
    • More efficient calculation of generalized forces.
  • New kinetic energy, potential energy, power, and work:
    • GetKineticEnergy forms kinetic energy for a particle, rigid body, or system.
    • Calculates gravitational and spring potential energies.
    • GetPower forms system power and facilitates calculating work from dissipative forces.
    • Efficient energy integral for checking numerical integration accuracy
  • New advanced methods and constraints:
    • GeneralizedSpeed declaration for Kane's method.
    • Easier-to-use augmented or embedded constraints.
    • SolveSetInput command for enforcing constraints with proper initial values.
    • SolveSetInputDt command for enforcing embedded constraints and their time-derivatives.
  • New physical objects:
    • Enhanced keywords RigidBody, RigidFrame, and NewtonianFrame.
    • Declaration Point Q(B) creates point Q as a point of RigidBody (or RigidFrame) B.
    • "Origin" point Bo and center of mass Bcm automatically created with declaration RigidBody B.
  • New defaults:
    • Basis vectors Bx>, By>, Bz> are automatically created with RigidBody (or RigidFrame) B.
    • New command SetBasisSubscripts for changing names of basis vectors, e.g.,to B1>, B2>, B3>.
    • ImaginaryNumber names sqrt(-1) for reporting results of complex calculations.
    • SetDefaults( AUTOLEV )   sets defaults to be compatible with AUTOLEV
  • Enhanced plotting: Versatile, easy-to-use, visually appealing  plotting software
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  • New documentation: Updated tutorial, online help, website, and illustrative examples.
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