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Exporting csv files of a motion study

Question asked by James Wakefield on Aug 21, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2009 by John Sutherland



I am working in collaboration with another company who use Motion Analyzer from Rockwell Automation, this software allows the sizing of servo drives by taking information from a Motion Study in the form of a csv file. I have provided the company with an assembly that we are interested in analyzing, although we do not have the capability to perform a full motion analysis the other company does.


The assembly consists of a shaft with pulley, mounting disc and a blade along with balance weights etc. My initial thoughts were to bring this assembly into another assembly and mate it about an axis and one of the planes, this worked fine and the other company were able to perform a motion analysis. The problem arose when they tried to import the csv file into their software. The following error was received "Could not find part of the path C:\ etc......\Temp\Angular Vel1980032-1/1980007-1.csv


The 1980032 is the shaft assembly that I placed within another top level assembly the 1980007 is the shaft contained within 1980032 that the motor is applied to, this could qually be applied to any other part contained within the assembly.


The guy using the software said he should only have 1 number in there i.e. 1980032.


We then tried performing a motion study within the shaft assmebly (1980032) with no luck as SolidWorks through up errors.


Any ideas suggestions would be greatly received.