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mates fail during animation

Question asked by Nathan Thomas on Sep 13, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2018 by Deepak Gupta

Hi there,


I'm new to solidworks animation and I'm trying to animate a gate to open and close, whilst simultaneously a flap, on the gate, also opens and closes (see video attached). However, when viewing the animation the mates between the gate and flap come loose and the flap goes flying.

I've tried:

  • standard mates using edges and surfaces.
  • hinge mates (edges and surfaces).
  • changing the interpolation mode.
  • restarting the animation from scratch.
    • I made sure that all components of the gate had no yellow lines during the animation
    • I had no red keys
  • redesigning the gate and flap.


Please advise.


I apologise if this has been answered or in the wrong thread, I just cannot seem to find an answer.


Looking forward to your replies.