• 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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  • Change left to right position of assembly in frame of animation

    Hi, I am trying to export an animation video of an assembly that I created. The issue is that when I export the video the assembly shows up on the far right side of the frame instead of right in the middle of the vide...
    Brendan Schuler
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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
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  • 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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  • 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
    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
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  • Can you program a Universal Robot with SolidWorks Motion?

    We have a new Universal Robot system and will be introducing more into our assembly environment.   Can I do motion studies in SolidWorks and save out the robot path info in a format that can be imported into the...
    Anna Wood
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  • How can I get the Edrawing to follow the interpolation I set for animation

    I am exporting an animation to edrawing in Solidworks and we want the views to snap.  I used the interpolation mode and it works in the solidworks program but still pans between views in when viewed in the edrawi...
    Parker Hatfield
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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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  • How to use physical dynamics with Limit Angle mates?

    Hello, im trying to animate the motion of a seeder. It consists of the main cylindtical body which spins clockwise while the white roller assembly stays fixed. The L-bars need to collide against the white roller and b...
    Mohammed Firozhusein
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  • 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...
  • motion driven by angle mate

    I cannot obtain a correct behaviour of any moving angle mate. At each frame the current angle value jumps on one side and on the other side of the zero degrees axis. Please try yourselves with the annexed sample. Can...
  • Smooth Paper folding effect with Motion study

    Hi! ( Noobie here) I would like to animate (Motion Study) a paper ( or sheet metal) to do a letter fold (1/3 ration) like in the attached GIF. Can someone please guide me with a video tutorial or step by step procedur...
    Manoj Manickam
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  • Sheet metal rolling on a core cylinder

    Hi! ( Noobie here) I would like to Basic Motion (Motion Study) a flat metal sheet to roll around a cylinder which is fixed on a stand (Eg. GIF attached). Can someone please guide me with a video tutoria...
    Manoj Manickam
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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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