Switching between the Model and Motion Study tabs brings views that differ in appearance, position and zoom.
How did this happen?
How can I synchronise the MS view with the Model view?
Easiest way I know to do this is using saved views (set up a view orientation etc in the model model, save it and then activate that view when in motion mode) and then used the keyframe right click reset option to replace the view key at the start of the simulation timeline.
Happy New Year,
Ignore what I said, what I meant was Motion Study model not synchronised with Model model in the same view.
The floating components of the model are in different relative positions in the same view when I switch between Model and MS tabs. They also have different display modes.
It is as though they are different versions of one document.
The difference shows at the left end of the model in the two images.
This is one of the challenges and benefits of motion studies. They can have completely different body display states and positions to the model which is convenient in certain situations, but unfortunately there is no one click button to get them back in synch, especially from a display mode (rendered, wireframe, transparent). It's a matter of modifying/deleting the keyframes on the bodies that control the display states.
What I do personally is to have mates that I have active to fully define the starting position of the system which I then supress when I'm ready to do a motion simulation. This way I can always get back to ground zero for positions if I inadvertantly move things or seomthing changes position that I did not want to.
There are others on the forum that are better gurus than I on the display manipulation so perhaps they may have some tricks for getting them to match again.
Ian wrote: What I do personally is to have mates that I have active to fully define the starting position of the system which I then supress when I'm ready to do a motion simulation. This way I can always get back to ground zero for positions if I inadvertantly move things or seomthing changes position that I did not want to.
I've tried managing my model positions with the use of (1) Design Tables and (2) Configurations. The model did not want to update itself in the Motion Study window to initiate its starting position.
The only way I've managed to manipulate the model into the desired starting positions is by manually (un)supressing mates like Ian previously mentioned. I even tried it as far as making folders of mates and (un)supressing that folder (to save time) and that failed as well. There's always hope for 2011??
I am reporting two weird experiences.
1) Suppressed positioning mates collectively unsuppressed themselves half way through the timeline. Needless to say all hell broke loose.
2) When switching between Model and Motion Study tabs, a floating body litera;;y floated up against gravity and I had to unsupress positioning mates to bring it down.
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