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Difficulty performing motion analysis on clamping mechanism

Question asked by Jake Wilson on Aug 1, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 1, 2017 by Jake Wilson

Attached is the file in question.


I have created a clamp mechanism assembly with a limit angle to restrict range of motion. Within Motion Study I was able to successfully create an opening and closing animation, and when I move into Motion Analysis specifically I am able to manipulate the assembly as desired. However, when I add a motor to my model the analysis is unable to calculate. My knowledge of Motion Analysis within Solidworks is sub-par.


The end goal is to generate a path travel and inertial forces enacting to bring into a secondary software (ANSYS) for structural stability analysis. The application is strictly academic and may seem like overkill, but any guidance would be greatly appreciated!