is there a way to show a rolling simulation on SW (not wire)? For example toilet paper unrolling and being rerolled an another roll. Does anybody know any other programs that can simulate this
do you want to simulate it or do you want to animate it?
with animation, you can probably come up with a fancy way to rotate a drum and have something that looks like rope/wire wind up on it and wind off of it. this would be non physics based.
if you want to simulate it, what do you want to learn? i saw something awhile ago where they made a wire out of multiple elements and rolled it onto something in motion. it would be close but it isn't a wire exactly.
Take a look at the attached.
yep, thats the example i was thinking of. do you have the link for that? i think it might have been on solid smack. that option would be the animation option. (faking it)
I think the solidprofessor website had the video with an explanation. I think Deepak Gupta may have done the animation. I stand to be corrected.
I know how to animate rope coiling onto a drum...But what about a web material...so that the diamater of one roll gets bigger and the other gets smaller. Thats the challenge. Can you do that on SW?
animate or simulate?
do you want to know how it actually rolls or just want to show it?
for animation, you can probably just use the same technique as the video above. once you've maxed out the length of the first row, you start adding a second row..etc.
lets say simulate? for real time results, such as time it takes to unwind 1 roll with 200ft of material
I don't think it can be done. in SolidWorks Motion we don't have anything like a rope element. I think your best bet here is to make an educated guess through calculation based on the diameter/diameter change/rotation speed. i'm not aware of any other software out there that can do what you're looking for.
Animation can be done but not sure about simulation.
Here is quick animation
How can I find a tutorial for that ?
There generally aren't tutorials for every particular application but I believe there are some files somewhere on the forum. I think that Deepak posted them so you may want to do more searching on his name.
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