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constrain oval gear motion

Question asked by Esther Smith on May 23, 2013
Latest reply on May 24, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hi there, first time poster.

I am currently studying at AUT in Aickland and have made a small Automaton for our intoriduction to Solidowrks. I have most pieces working except for the quesiton mark.

I have mated the little dowel and ?-oval as a cam so it is following each other. Is that the correct mate for these 2 pieces, or should I use anoter method. The other question is how to constrain the ?-oval so that is moves around the axle correctly as well. If I move the part manually slowly, it works but as soon as I rotate faster, the ?-oval passes through the axle.


One more question, one of my class mates has a weird thing happening when he switches between assembly and motion study. All parts are pieced together correctly in assembly but as soon as he switches to motion study, some parts move out of place??? what is happening here?

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