• Problems with Coulomb Damping

    I am trying to do a motion analysis for this pawl pusher mechanism. Currently the problem I'm having is that there seems to be almost negligible friction damping, leading to the pawls pushing the basket to and fro. I ...
    Pranav Nalawade
    last modified by Pranav Nalawade
  • Not a number value integration error

    What's the reason for the not a number value computed for integration error message? How do i resolve it?
    Jason Grace
    created by Jason Grace
  • Linking One Configuration to One Motion Study

    I would like to generate motion study animations for multiple configurations and have the results of these be mutually exclusive (one motion study animation per one configuration). In the Solidworks Documentation[[201...
  • Dynamic Balancing

    Hi,   I've got an assembly with a few parts rotating around a main axis of rotation and would like to plot the center of mass of the assembly. I am able to create these plots for all of the parts, but I can't f...
    Stephen Mounioloux
    last modified by Stephen Mounioloux
  • Layout mate non working in Motion

    Hello everyone, here is my problem: I made a very simple mechanism by layout assembly, created the blocks, mate them and built the parts from them. Essentially is a slide crank guided by a 4 bar linkage. I fixed poin...
    Stefano Tiburzi
    created by Stefano Tiburzi
  • Turbine Motion Study

    I'm trying to run a force analysis on a modified design of a vertical axis wind turbine to get a plot of the force on the blades over degree of rotation (Example attached) The operation of the turbine is that when wi...
    Venkat Ganesh
    last modified by Venkat Ganesh
  • Assembly works in 3D model but not in Animation/Basic Motion

    Hello,   I've been working on a mechanism for a pull toy to drive the legs of a tortoise back and forth (driven by the green axle in attached .zip file).  When I click the red rod and drag it in Model view,...
    Ben Chung
    last modified by Ben Chung
  • Impact analysis using drop test

    Hello,     For my research, I need to perform an impact analysis. I found some information about the drop test analysis that can be performed in SolidWorks[1]. In here it is described that the analysis is d...
    S. Beers
    last modified by S. Beers
  • Cannot get tires to move along a static rear axle with a motor.

    Hello Solidworks community , I am working on a project for my engineering class and I am in the final stretch of it, but I have run into a bit of a snag. So basically I have this axle with tires and rotors m...
    Aly Osman
    last modified by Aly Osman
  • Question about motion analysis

    Hello. Can we plot the v-t graph of a point in the assembly using SW motion analysis? For example the point could be a point x mm away from the end of a rotating stick fixed at the other end. Thanks in advance.
    John Smith
    last modified by John Smith
  • Barrel cam analysis

    I have SW Professional with Simulation. I have not needed to learn it or use it up till now. So having zero training in Simulation or Motion studies I am asking if it is possible to do a study on a barrel cam assembly...
    Phil Marra
    last modified by Phil Marra
  • Motion Study Crashing

    I am using SolidWorks 2019-2020 Education Software. I am trying to get my blocks mechanism to move in Motion Study but each time I select the Motion study tab the software Crashed? Help I do not know why this keeps oc...
    Curt Booth
    created by Curt Booth
  • Blocks verses Motion study

    I am a educator at North Idaho College and I reside in the Career Technical Educational Facility. I am currently using SolidWorks 2019-2020 Educational software. I have one network and one stand along license. My que...
    Curt Booth
    last modified by Curt Booth
  • Issues with Animation Wizard

    Hello I'm having issues with a radial step I want to animate. When I test it through the Animate Explode option it works fine, but when I use the Animation Wizard, it becomes literally an explosion! The parts distanc...
  • 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
  • Motion Analysis of a vibrating screen

    Hello Everyone,   I am currently working on a motion alalysis for a vibrating screen which is supported by compression springs (see the image 3). I would like to know how the vibration amplitude changes accordin...
    Andres Diaz
    last modified by Andres Diaz
  • 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
    last modified by John Courtney
  • 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
  • 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