I am trying to show the action of a snap fit on a feature as it is installed. Is it possible by using Motion Analysis to show the snap feature flexing as it is installed?
I don't think there is a way to achieve this automatically but there are ways to fake it creating a simple animation (no simulation). Here's one I did a while back http://www.iehcorp.com Not exactly what your looking for but the process to make it happen would be the same.
Nice animation. Did you just show the moving fingers in differnt positions as the connector inserted? Also do you know of a good referance book for motion studies?
The wires actually move (deform) over time. If I just switched the positions it would show open and closed, no in between.
The only reference book on Motion Studies and Animation for SolidWorks can be found here http://www.robrodriguez.com/wordpress/Step_Guides_buy_pages/2010-RR-dot-com-Animations-Guide-Buy-page.htm
Basically you need to do an in-context modeling and then run your animation to see the change. Here is one simple example explained in step by step
Flexi Tube -1 (motion thorough a tube)
Here is the link to video: Flexi-tube
Very good example of in-context modeling. I will look into trying this.
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