I have Solidworks 2015 SP 4.0 installed in my computer and start to learning about simulation/motion, but I can't find "Path Mate Motor" option. is it not one of SW2015 feature or what? in what version of SW this feature included?
thanks in advance
To see "Path Mate Motor" option, you need to define Path Mate first.
Add a "Path Mate" to your assembly.
Amit is right you need to define the path mate first. Also "Free constraint" in path mate is not used by motion. You need to set it to "Distance" or "Percent" option to use it.
If you don't want to use path mates in SW, what is your original requirement - how were you thinking about path mate motor would work here? May be there is a use case which path mate motor is not supporting. Looking at the picture it looks like you are trying to move something around a track so path mate motor might work nicely here. The only other thing I can think of that you have something attached to a chain the chain is moving along a certain path.
What are you trying to do here? And what is your intent?
Hi Amit, Hi Hari
thanks for replying this, actually this is my process of learning further about solidworks animation. And I use solidworks tutorial in the Help menu. I try to follow step by step instructions of the tutorial and also using sample files provided. But I get stuck when tutorial instruct me to add a path motor (see attached pic ) there is no path mate motor in my installed solidworks (see my previuos pic ). I just strugling how to find that button. or my installation did not complete?
Have you added SOLIDWORKS Motion Add-in?
From your pic it seems its not added. From Solidworks Add-ins Tab or Tools >Add-ins, Select SOLIDWORKS Motion.
what package of SOLIDWORKS do you have? Motion is part of SOLIDWORKS Office Premium or any of the Simulation packages - Standard, Professional or Premium. So motion add-in is needed to use it in the path mate motor. If you do not see SOLIDWORKS motion in the add-in like Amit mentioned, then you need to either modify the installation to install this product or you might be using SOLIDWORKS Standard or Professional which is not giving you access to this functionality.
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