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Question regarding linkage animation in SW Composer:

Question asked by Gratten Ward on Apr 8, 2019
Latest reply on May 16, 2019 by Daniël Falkmann

Hello. I am having issues understanding how to animate the linkage seen below.

COMPOSER_LINKAGE_01.png

My goal is to set the rotor to rotate about it's pivot, and have the linkages react accordingly. As seen in the assembly tree above, I was able to define the child/parent relationships and kinematic links for Linkage B > Linkage A, Linkage A > Rotor. Where I am confused is defining the child parent relationship and kinematic link that will determine the "PIVOT" indicated above. Logically the relationship should be Base > Linkage B, but setting a fixed base as a child does not make sense to me. I am very new to composer, so I could have easily made a mistake in the way I chose to set up the model. Any advice on how to approach this situation would be much appreciated.

 

To further illustrate, I have attached a short video (recorded in solidworks, not Composer) showing how I would like the linkage to behave.

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