• Is it possible to use an external script to drive a motion study?

    Can I use the API to update the positions of components in an assembly to get real time motion?   I am wanting to simulate a 6 DOF robotic arm where I would be streaming the joint angles from a script. Can I do ...
    John Courtney
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  • Solidworks Animation Jittery when rotation

    Ive been struggling for awhile trying to get my animation to stop fluctuating. It just goes crazy on its own rotations. I have this problem only with rotating components & it does not seem to do a smooth rotation ...
    Cristian Cruz
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  • Animation Issues

    I am using the 2019-20 student version SP3 to do some animation in an assembly. I have noticed that I am unable to hide/show a component correctly. In the 2018-19 I could hide a component over ~2 seconds and it would ...
    Kevin Kearney
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  • Using motion study to drive the movement of a line

    I have two similar objects that pivot about the same axis in an assembly. At a similar radius there is a 3D Sketch of a line between the two similar objects. The end points of this line are defined but the length is n...
    Michael Boltri
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  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio

    Hello,    When exporting a video in SW 2017, I am able to choose a custom aspect ratio (width : height).  However, is there a way to show this earlier on so I do not have to guess and check the visibl...
    Harrison Johnson
    last modified by Harrison Johnson
  • Motion analysis of spinning ring, calculate torque required inc. air resistance

    Hey guys, kind of a newbie at this Solidworks game, and im kinda stuck! (of course)   So basically I have this designed below, its already been manufactured and works great. I did some initial torque calculation...
    Oliver Peel
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  • force-displacement input

    Hi,  I would like to create a "custom" spring that will mimic the input of a solenoid which has a very non-linear response. Does anyone have a workaround for this type of input? It would be nice if you could...
    Brett Bell
    created by Brett Bell
  • Why there is no animation/motion study option in my solidworks? the tools are also missing.

    Rakibul Islam Prince
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  • Importing Data to Motion Study

    I am on a FSAE team and we have sensors which allow us to measure the motion of the wheels. This directly relates to a specific distance between two points in our cad model. I can make a motion study of the vehicle an...
    Julian Sowa
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  • Motion studies fail to calculate after adding new component

    I am working with Motion Analysis motion studies and I am generally able to build a study that works properly.  I continue to add motors and tasks and it continues to be successful.  Then I realize that I wo...
    Tommy Stypula
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  • How can a motor stop when the lever reaches a "no penetration" wall

    Hello Community!   I am trying to make a simulation of a robotic hand grasping a ball and after this, different objects. I would like to reduce the problem to just one finger. Let's suppose that the finger is fi...
    David Dragomir
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  • Motion Studies the bodies are not touching even with bodies defined

    Hi All   I am Trying to to a study between a sphere hitting a glass pane. It works well on the basic motion, however when I set the motion analysis, the sphere just goes through the glass without causing any ef...
    Carlos Ferreira
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  • Motion of a Point in an Assembly not available in 2019 SP3 ???

    Hi,   I am using SW 2019 Premium SP3.   According to the documentation (2019 SOLIDWORKS Help - Tracing the Motion of a Point in an Assembly ), it should be possible to draw the trajectory of a point d...
    Jean-Michel Melkonian
    last modified by Jean-Michel Melkonian
  • Having issue fading parts and assemblies in Solidworks 2019 motion studies

    I'm working on a bunch of animations at the moment and noticed that I can no longer get parts or assemblies to fade in or out gradually in a motion study. I've done this a thousand times in the past, but it just doesn...
    Jeremy Langdon
    last modified by Jeremy Langdon
  • Inverse movement of a part stablished in exploded view, in motion study

    In an assembly, with many other assembly parts in it, I made an exploded view of a particular assembly and a part that is exploded vertically, when displayed in the motion study, moves horizontally, the movement is in...
    Alondra Rios
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  • Stroke Length of spring/damper in motion analysis

    how to set the stroke length of spring/damper in motion analysis? Thanks 
    Saisha Kashyap
    last modified by Saisha Kashyap
  • Adding materials under contacts (motion analysis)

    I've been doing a motion analysis of a vehicle with tyres of Polyurethane on a sandy/rocky terrain. By default the materials available under the contact properties are aluminium, rubber, nylon, acrylic and steel. When...
    Saisha Kashyap
    last modified by Saisha Kashyap
  • Number of Elements Problem Motion Analysis

    Hi everybody,  i am working with motion  and try to get our model into a motion analysis.   I do get the following message quite a lot:   " Number of new element states 2 doesn't match nu...
    Andreas Hermann
    created by Andreas Hermann
  • How to hide and show parts during animation

    Please advise how I can hide one part and show another part during animation. The best  I could do for now was to make the parts transparent. I would like part Billet2(2) to be hidden at the start of the animati...
    Feroz Mahomed
    last modified by Feroz Mahomed
  • Help for animation

    Hi everybody! I need your help because I'm trying to do an animation but, cause the large assembly (see spec attached), is it all very slow! Change mates, change viewpoint is always a very long operation! I need to do...