What is considered the "same housing" when using the gear mate ? Does the housing need to be a part or can it be a rigid assembly (lock-mated) of a few parts? Would this affect the correctness of Motion analysis results ?
where is this quote coming from?
can you give us the context of the problem that you are trying to solve?
Its showing up on a gear mate I am trying to setup. The gear mate seems to work fine, but I want to make sure I am getting the right results in motion analysis. The two gear-mated shafts are sitting on separate parts but the part are rigidly mated to the same assembly. (i.e total of three parts: (A) housing for shaft 1, (B)housing for shaft 2 and (C) a base part that rigidly connects (lock mates) the two housing (A and B) onto the base part (C) )
some pictures would be best or post a copy of the model
Jared, I cannot share the model with you and drawing a simplified version would be inefficient. The question is really clear. What does same "housing mean"? When creating any gear mate the quoted text "when using gear mates for solid-works motion results, mount the two gears on the same housing" appears right on top of the menu in a yellow background box. Thanks !
the message doesn't make any sense
i can't find reference to it anywhere else
without a picture, not much more that i can do
probably worth calling your var so they can actually look at your screen
feel free to contact me privately if you don't want to post on the forum, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have attached the screen shot of the message here. Thanks.
can't find any documentation but let's assume that means the gears have to be mounted with appropriate mates to the same part
so housing has 2 shafts on it, gears go on the shaft, housing 2 covers them up
housing 1 having a shaft and a gear
housing 2 having another shaft and a gear
my suggestion would be just to setup a known solution and check what works and what doesn't
in the end this should always be done for any unknown simulation
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