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Pathmate Animation Issue

Question asked by Dale Elde on May 16, 2012
Latest reply on May 22, 2012 by Dale Elde



First of all, I am new to the SW forums, so please let me know if I am posting in the incorrect area. Anyway, I want to animate a metal tab traveling around a slot-like pathmate, but I am having issues when it comes to the rounded portions. I tried setting the path constraint to "distance along path," but the tab  does not travel the way I want. This seems like a relatively simple task - maybe I am missing something?


I tried to work-around by using a linear motor to push the tab along the path, but the linear motor direction does not change with the associated face. Lastly, I do not have motion studies.