Cosmos motion to SW Simulation

Discussion created by 1-4AE-1039 on Apr 28, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 28, 2009 by Bill McEachern
Hey Folks,

Long time SW user and what used to be called Cosmos Motion. I've just loaded SW 2009 Premium and I'm having a little trouble.

I have used Cosmos Motion successfully in the past (Cosmos Motion 2007) to predict the movement of spinning parts; think centrifuge with buckets that hang down, when the motor spins the rotor, the buckets would pivot up under certrifugal force until they were at ~ 90 degrees from their static positon.

I have built a simple assembly but for the life of me I can't seem to get started.

In Cosmos Motion what I used to do is define the "moving" parts; "Ground" parts, add some joints, a bit of friction and then apply a "motion"

I can't imagine that the setup of Simulation motion analysis has changed THAT much in the past 2 years, but maybe I'm wrong.

Can someone point me in the general direction of how to get started on a simple motion analysis.

I'm not looking for a stress analysis, what I need for a result is the projection angles of the "buckets"

Thanks in advance for your help

P. McGovern