My wheel is getting stuck at the base of the ramp. Ultimately I'd like to figure out how to get a car to travel down the ramp. I'm under the impression that I'll need to use the cam follower mate. Please help steer me in the right direction.
animation or motion?
do you just want to see it move or do you need to see the physics of the problem?
Probably just the motion and the down hill down the track results as I modify the position of the wheels and center of gravity of the car
ok, then motion simulation.
cam mate probably won't be a good fit, it will "glue" it to the track. it'll keep it from flying off but you might miss something that is happening.
just put contact between the 2 and you should be good to go
note, you will need solidworks premium or higher and enable motion simulation from tools > addins to do this
I have the premium package. I have not seen a mating option other than cam that'll keep the car on the track which has a curving path. Would a path mate work? The end result should have the weels turning and the car sticking to the track at least to the end of the horizontal run. Right now the car bounces wildly off as it hists the bottom and porposes out.
how is it held to the track in the physical world?
Did you ever solve your problem?
Are you looking for result like the video above?
I used SolidWorks Motion Analysis with gravity doing all the work and well placed contacts.
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