• 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • The great animation thread.

    hello all animation guru's.   I was wondering if users of Solidworks would be willing to post simple animation movies here of work they have done? Just for general interest.
    Greg Hynd
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  • How to zoom in during motion study?

    I created a motion study and I found that the zoom level cannot be control, so I used external program to zoom in. It made the video quality bad. Any advice? The following is my video     EDITED BY MODERATO...
    Jason Apple
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  • Can not calculate force on pin using rope on pull down machine

    EDITED BY MODERATOR: Changed subject and moved to Motion Studies space. Please use short subject titles to describe the issue and put the details in the body of the post. Also, please post in the appropriate space if ...
    Goncalo Martins
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  • Motor Torque for Linear Motion Analysis

    Hi all,   First post so bare with me!   Part of my university course requires me to conduct a multi body analysis on a component i'm designing to fully fulfil my grade.   To do this, I'm trying to ve...
    Connor Benson
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  • unexpected barrel cam motion(animation)

    I make path mate at barrel cam. and then add rotary motor in animation topped for a moment.   Is my way of working wrong?       EDITED BY MODERATOR: Moved to Motion Studies space.
    DongJun Kim
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  • Motion Analysis Calculation Errors

    Hey guys,   I have created this assembly of a toy horse with the appropriate mechanisms for it to move. The mechanism functions fine under the animation tab in motion study but for some reason the mechanism does...
    Ian Goetschius
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  • Making a rope follow a cam?

    Working with a compound bow and I would like to model the motion profile as the wire rope gets pulled and rotates the cam. (In real life it does move the cam pivot position due to the limbs flexing, but I'm trying to ...
    J. P.
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