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Live dimension display in motion study animation

Question asked by Mark Dillon on Jun 24, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 24, 2016 by Deepak Gupta

Hi Guys,

 

I have created an animation using a motion study which shows a gangway connecting two boats; see first attachment.

 

I want to create a similar animation that has a live display of the length of this gangway as the boats move, ideally be in the form of moving bar chart.

This is indicated by second attachment.

 

Not sure if this can be done in Solidworks (2016) however any help is appreciated.

 

In the case that Solidworks cannot do this directly I would expect this would involve getting simulation to output a data file detailing the distance between the ends of the gangway at various points in time and then utilizing a program which can create a moving bar chart with the data file as its input. I would then need to layer one on top of the other. Good in theory but i have no idea how to do any of this. Hoping you all can offer some help.

 

Thanks.

 

Mark

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