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Importing articulated SW model - any way to maintain kinematic links?

Question asked by Michael Dascenzo on Nov 29, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2012 by Derek Parks

Greetings everyone,


I'm working on an articulated model created in SolidWorks for an animated presentation to show off Composer's capabilities to our engineering team. The problem is that when I export the model as an .smg, all articulated connections between the parts are removed and I have to go through and manually set all the parent/child kinematic links (which is a major P.I.T.A. as I'm sure you can imagine).


Is there a way to import/export the model so that associations between parts are maintained for kinematic purposes in Composer?


For the record, I'm working with both SolidWorks 2012 and Composer 2012. I'm a beginner at SW and relatively proficient with Composer.


Thanks in advance and in case there's no way to do this, I'll also ask for a simpler way to establish kinematic links in future editions of Composer. Maybe I'm crazy (probably) but there's got to be an easier way.