I have an assembly where I want to show the center of a model that rotates relative to another part. How would I go about doing that? Thanks
I think you can use SolidWorks Motion to do this.
Apply actuator to the moving part and perform Motion study, after that, you can show the trace path.
Not sure this is what you want?
I want to show the rotation point where the model will rotate about a point relative to another model. Think of a ball in the socket of a shoulder. I want to show where the bone attached to the ball will rotate. Best I can think up.
Here is a picture of what I am trying to accomplish from solid works about rotation point.
I'm confused as to what you are asking, what in the drawing view you posted can you not do?
I can not show the pivot point like the one showed above. Center of mass symbol. It will not show in my assembly. Center of mass is grayed out in my assembly.
So this option is greyed out in your assembly (sldasm) file? Obvious question, but sure you haven't put one in the assembly already, is it in the feature manager tree?
You have to insert/create one in your sldasm file first, then used insert model items in your drawing file, check the center of mass option under reference geometry, and it should come in.
Your assembly file is of solid parts, not surfaces, right?
Yes there was one already. I deleted it and inserted another into assembly but it didn't go to the pivot point. I guess you just have to insert the dowel pin symbol at the point you want it? I was hoping it would show the accurate pivot point with a click.
Sounds like your pivot point is not at the assembly center of mass? I would use a dowel pin symbol in this case also.
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