Motion Gear Mate Problems

Discussion created by Guest on Sep 23, 2006
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2007 by Peter Gillespie
Sorry if it was hard to understand the previous message. IIt might be easier to understand the gear mate problem with the attached assebly. I have a very simple assembly, which behaves properly when running a Simulation in SW, but doesn't behave properly when running a Simulation in Motion. Help for Motion says that Gear Mates are mapped into Motion. It shows the Gear Mate and SW Simulation mapped into Motion. I don't understand why the Gear Mate won't work. I tried replacing the Gear Mate with a coupler, but since the axis of one gear translates when the gear moves, the coupler doesn't work.

Could I put the real gears in the model and use the teeth pushing against each other for the Motion Simulation? If so, I'm not sure how to set up all of the contacting faces and edges for both gears.

I'm using SW 2006 sp5.0 and Motion sp5.0.

Thanks for your help Rick