I am trying to calculate how much weight should be attached to a pulley system in order to produce a force of 100N. Is it possible just to simulate it as motion or the weight can actually be calculated in SolidWorks?
There are no ropes in motion.
Why do you want to use motion for this?
What does the assembly look like?
i have problems making possible the movement of rack and pinion in motion analysis. I supress the mate from the model, create contact between the gear wheel and the rack but it is not working. It doesen't matter what kind of motor i use roraty or linear, i can't simulate the motion of the wheel along the rack. It either doesn't rotate at all, or there is collision of teeth. I also want to apply force of 100N that is attached to the gear wheel and moves it constantly. I tried by makyng torque over the wheel but it goes for 4 seconds and then it starts going back.
if the rack and pinion mate doesn't make your assy move, it won't move in animation/motion
but if you really want to swap it out for contact, you need to suppress the mate. make sure you suppress it at the start of the timeline
collision of the teeeth could be not enough fps or contact resolution
no rotation at all probably means that you've applied the force incorrectly or somewhere in the middle of your timebar
torque back and forth would be similar to above, probably applied in the middle of the timebar
i'd suggest starting with a brand new study
suppress your mate at the start of the timeline
then apply contact between your components
set fps high enough
set precise contact
apply gravity in a direction that will move the rack
if you can get this to work
roll the time bar back to the beginning and try with a force or torque
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