Does anyone know why my event based view icon would not be were it shows it should be, or some reason that it would not be there?
The license for Event Based Motion comes with "SW Simulation Professional". So, there are two ways to get Event Based Motion:
Once you have the proper license, in either case, for the Event Based Motion icon to show up, you must have "SolidWorks Motion" add-in selected from Tools->Add-Ins.
Hope this helps,
Tools>add ins>animator? I don't remember which versions of SW you had to turn on animator/motion manager.
I have the same problem. The icon for the Event Based Animation is not there under Motion Analysis when it should be. I've had to turn off the SolidWorks Motion Add-ins selection box and turn it back on several times, and then turned the SolidWorks Simulation box on and off several times, and then the icon finally showed up. I just restarted SolidWorks again, and I can not get the icon to appear. I'm going to shut it down and try again. SolidWorks has a problem with this Event Based Motion icon. It's happened to several folks in our department and we do not know why.
Icon event base motion view ,Please see attach file. Before, you would like add-in motion module.
The icon you have circled on your attached .jpg does not show up on my machine right away. See the jpgs I attached below.
When I first select the SolidWorks Motion Add-in, I get the Motion Analysis drop down menu, but there is no Event Based Motion Icon. (See jpg 1 posted below.)
The following is a list of steps I have to do to get the Event Based Motion Icon to come up on my machine:
1. I un-select the Motion Add-in (See jpg 2), and say OK. Then I select the Motion Add-in, say OK, and still no Event Based Motion Icon
2. I then un-select the Motion Add-in, and select the Solidworks Simulation Add-in and say OK. There is still no Event Based Motion Icon under Motion Analysis.
3. I then un-select the Motion Add-in, and say OK. Then I re-select the Motion Add-in, and now the icon appears and I can do Event Based Motion Analysis. (See jpg 3)
Call me crazy, but you should not have to deactivate and reactivate the Solidworks Motion add-in 3 times and activate the Solidworks Simulation Add-in to get the Event Based Motion Icon to show up.
As mentioned in my previous email, the license for "Event Based Motion" comes with "SW Simulation Professional". But it is a part of "Motion Analysis" study type which can be seen if you have the license for "SW Motion".
So, you need to have "SW Motion" added-in (to see "Motion Analysis" study type) and "SW Simulation Professional" added-in to see the "Event Based Motion" button on the Motion toolbar. If both these add-ins are selected, it should work. There is no need to de-activate anything.
Let me know if this helps or not.
Yes, I agree. The Event Based Motion include SW Simulation Professional.
That's it! Thank you for the clarification.
When I select both "Solidworks Motion" and Solidworks Simulation", I get the Event Based Motion icon to appear every time.
I think SolidWorks needs to add this information to the 2010 SolidWorks Help screen. Specifically - add it to the screen that says "Setting up Event-Based Motion Analysis" and tell the user they need so have both the Solidworks Motion and Solidworks Simulation Add-ins selected. It's not obvious to me or my co-workers that Simulation needs to be selected.to use event based motion.
I followed the same steps, but does not work for me
I have Solidworks Premium with Solidworks Motion and Soliworks Simulation plugin turned on.
In Motion Studies, I still do not see the Event based Motion Icon
sorry to necro this thread, i created a new one here.
maybe I need solidworks professional or simulation premium.
you need solidworks pro or premium to use event based motion.
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I thought that I might chime in. Im using SW 2012 Education Edition at my school with the motion and simulation add ins checked. To get the even based motion view/timeline button to show, I just checked and unchecked the addins boxes several times. After some frustration and reopening the addins window MULTIPLE times, it finally showed and I was able to finish the tutorial. This is a weird bug, and should probably be addressed.
probably not getting a sim pro or premium license, that you're getting swx prem
you might want to try setting your license order to put sim pro or prem ahead to make sure that you get that license with event based motion
Thank you! This fixed it, I put Simulation Pro before SolidWorks Pro
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