Force sensor properties

The force sensor properties are part of the scene object properties dialog, which is located at [Menu bar --> Tools --> Scene object properties]. You can also open the dialog with a double-click on an object icon in the scene hierarchy, or with a click on its toolbar button:

[Scene object properties toolbar button]


In the scene object properties dialog, click the Force sensor button to display the force sensor dialog (the Force sensor button only appears if the last selection is a force sensor). The dialog displays the settings and parameters of the last selected force sensor. If more than one force sensor is selected, then some parameters can be copied from the last selected force sensor to the other selected force sensors (Apply to selection-buttons):

[Force sensor dialog]


  • Filter: when force or torque data is acquired by the force sensor, then it is accumulated and can be filtered in order to obtain less jittery values.
  • Sample size: the number of values that should be used for the filter. 1 will not filter values (raw output).
  • Average value: if selected, then the force sensor will deliver average values (average of sample size values).
  • Median value: if selected, then the force sensor will deliver median values (median of sample size values).
  • Breaking settings: this section allows to set-up some automatic breaking conditions and behavior for a force sensor. Alternatively, the user can programmatically handle breaking conditions and behavior by accessing the appropriate API functions.
  • Force threshold: the amplitude of the force vector that triggers a threshold violation.
  • Torque threshold: the amplitude of the torque vector that triggers a threshold violation
  • Consecutive threshold violations for breaking: the number of consecutive times the sensor is allowed to violate a threshold before breaking.
  • Object size: size of the sensor's 3D representation. This has no functional effect.
  • Adjust color A / B: allows adjusting the two colors of a force sensor.

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