List all kinematic variables assigned as initial guesses
initialGuessVariables( lists the kinematic
variables in the
ks currently assigned as guesses. Both joint and frame variables can
serve in this role. Those that do bias the solver toward one of equally plausible solutions
when several exist. Guess variables are optional but important solver guides in some
The output is a table with the guess variables 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 derives if a frame variable, and the unit for its numerical value. The variables rank in the order added.
No attempt is made to satisfy guess variables. They are a starting point in the search for a solution. Use them merely to bias the solver toward a suitable solution when several exist.
The figure shows the variables of a general
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, but if it serves as target, it cannot double as
guess. Assigning a guess variable as target clears it as guess.
ks— KinematicsSolver object for which to run the analysis
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.