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Motion Analysis Result Plot Will Not Display

Question asked by Jack Wilson on May 7, 2012

Hello,

     I'm in the process of learning how to use Solidworks' Motion Analysis and I created a rubber band gun model as an experiment. I'm having some difficulty making the ratcheting mechanism work, so I tried to plot the friction force between two components that are part of a solid body contact set. When I create the plot, it does not show any errors and the plot shows up in the results forlder of the motion manager tree, but the plot will not display. It says that it is displayed (I can hide it and show it, but nothing happens). I tried the 'export to spreadsheet' command and it gives me an empty spreadsheet. I guess the reason that it won't display is that there is no data, but I can't figure out why there is no data. I've attached a couple of screenshots of the contact set and result plot selections. I've also included the model incase it helps.

 

    Has anyone else encountered this problem? I'm pretty sure that there is a friction force between those components. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'd appreciate any advice that you could give me. It would also be helpful if someone could open the model up and see if the problem exists on their system. That way I can rule out an installation problem.

 

Thanks,

     Jack

 

    Friction Plot.jpgContact Set.jpg

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