• Making "Save Avi" more reliable?

    Are there settings and "Tricks" to make saving an AVI more reliable for playback? I'm at about a 50/50 break as to whether when I save an AVI from an animation I'm able to play it back.    Can't seem to pla...
    Matt Juric
    last modified by Matt Juric
  • 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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  • Animations Spreadsheet

    Is there any way to drive Motors in an animation via a spreadsheet or other tool? Would be nice to have all the times for all the motors all next to each other rather than clicking back and forth from one to the other.
    Matt Juric
    last modified by Matt Juric
  • What's the "Trick" to get parts to hide and show in a motion study.

    Let's say I have two parts in the exact same spot. I want one to show from 0 to 10 secs and then be hidden and then the other part to show at 10 secs and stay showing until turned off.   If I hide the part that ...
    Matt Juric
    last modified by Matt Juric
  • Slow Calculation and Rendering Motion Analysis

    Hey, I just bought a new Acer Helios Predator 300, intel core i7 - 9750H CPU 2.60/4.3Ghz, RAM 16Gb, NVDIA GeForce RTX2060.    I am currently having a quite large assembly with 1510 components (approx 4...
    Rony Rony
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  • Calculate rpm and torque?

    Hi   I want to calculate torque and rpm in small gear? I created motion study, I take some results. But, when I add gravity, result does not change. I think I'm doing something wrong.    Feel fre...
    HUSEYIN BAYRAM
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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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  • Codex issues, I think

    I'm trying to save an animation and no matter what setting(s) I use I either get a "This file isn't playable" error or "This item was encoded in a format that is not supported"   I've read that I should use a di...
    Matt Juric
    created by Matt Juric
  • 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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  • Editing Multiple Linear motor Segments

    I have a motion/Animation that I'm doing. I have several Linear motors in it that I'm controlling with Segmented motion. Is there a way to edit ALL of the motor segment graphs at the same time?   Thanks
    Matt Juric
    created by Matt Juric
  • 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
    last modified by Oliver Peel
  • Animation, Basic Motion and Motion analysis?

    First Can someone direct me to a decent tutorial or video or something on approaches to setting up motion analysis.   What I'm attempting to do. I have a Part on a table. That table is sitting on a pivot/Ax...
    Matt Juric
    last modified by Matt Juric
  • 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
    last modified by David Dragomir
  • 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
    last modified by Brendan Schuler