11 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2017 12:17 AM by Rick McDonald

    Motion study, why you trippin?

    David Boydston


      I'm trying to make a motion study / animation of the following:

      - A bunch of poker chips falling in a chip caddy.

      Here's the initial position:


      I added just a concentric constraint so that they are all free to fall and hopefully bounce a little inside their respective columns.

      So I added gravity (lower than actual, around 200 in/sec^2) and selected everything for the solid body contacts.

      Now I ran the calculation and this is what I get:

      Solidworks Gravity logic - Album on Imgur

      It's a GIF video, hopefully you laugh at it as much as I did. . .but what the heck happened? how is this even close to reality? things suddenly start spinning out of control and bounce up to space or something.