Working Model 2D (WM2D) is a simulation program that allows for the two-dimensional simulation of multiple rigid components (aka "objects") via an intuitive and graphic programming environment.
Where to Access WM2D
Installed in EBU2 rooms 203 205, and 239
Accessible via Virtual Lab using either Windows or Mac computer
If running form off campus, you will first need to run the UCSD VPN: http://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/network/connections/off-campus/VPN/index.html
NOTE: Make sure to set a pause condition, since the stop button does not work in the Virtual Lab environment.
World => Pause Control => New Condition => Pause When => Set time (typical value is 5 sec).
Student version available for $30 from: https://www.design-simulation.com/Purchase/studentproducts.php
Company webpage: http://www.design-simulation.com/wm2d/
Getting Started Tutorial
Complete steps 1-8 in the Working Model 2D Introductory Tutorial. https://www.design-simulation.com/wm2d/tutorial.php
WM2D Reference Material:
Some of the mathematics behind Working Model 2D.
clock.wm2d: an example of a pendulum clock in Working Model and the resulting AVI movie and the same movie compressed (loads faster) with Windows Media Video Version 9.
escapementwheel_and_pendulum_and_pendulum.wm2d: see the effect of the escapement wheel on the oscillation timing of a pendulum clock.