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simulation of a sheet metal and plastic switch activating mechanism

Question asked by Manu Mehra on May 1, 2012
Latest reply on May 3, 2012 by Gerald Davis

I am designing the actuator mechanism to turn a small switch on and off.

The design has ABS plastic molded components coupling to brackets and sockets punched out of a metal sheet.

 

I need to see the mechanism assembled in 3D and simulate its motion when pressed.

I want to see how the applied force is shared in the mechanism and most importantly, if I can enter the physcal properties of my materials, how they would wear out over repeated activations of the switch.

 

Can Solidworks do this?

 

Thanking you in advance.

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