• 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
    last modified by HUSEYIN BAYRAM
  • 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
  • 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
    last modified by Michael Boltri
  • 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
  • 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