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Creating animated 3D PDF for Assembly/Disassembly

Question asked by Van Le on Apr 19, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2014 by Van Le

Hi Everyone,

 

I have been asked to find a way to create animated 3d pdf to help with the assembly and disassembly of our products. I have managed to created the animation in SW 2013 (I am not a SW user, just manipulating existing parts to create assemblies) but the animation can only be saved as video file, which is huge and undesirable. Not to metion the fixed camera view and not being able to zoom, pan and rotate throughout the animation. I also have tried saving the file with exploded view as u3d but when I tried to imported to PDF file, the animation does not play. It is there though because if I drag the slider bar slowly I can see it explode. Strangely a guy in youtube did the same thing with SW 2012 and his animation was playing fine.

 

My end goal is to having something like the attached PDF file. Can Solidworks Composer create this?

 

Thanks in advance.

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