can you link the youtube clip?
what exactly do you need to do for your analysis or are you just trying to create an animation?
there are a lot of forum posts about this topic that you could reference.
and are you looking for a step by step guide? where are you stuck in your current setup?
Hi Dear Jared
thanks for your reply
I'm exactly looking for a step by step guide to create an animation for my crane.
I searched it at " youtube.com" in order to find it myself but it was not a step by step training clip.
if you follow this:
you can see a 6 second clip which shows a solid works animation that up loaded by " Deepak Gupta"
i need to know how it has been created in solid works( a step by step tutorial guide)
Another question is :
Is it possible to create a Macro in the way that when you run that, acts like a computer game?
for example after you run the Macro and press "F" from your keyboard as a result the crane(as an example) moves forward and if you press"B" from your keyboard as a result crane moves backward and etc
I hope u understand what i mean as I'm not very good at English.
thanks in advance
you still have not described your goal
what you posted is an animation
it is not a physical simulation
as such if your goal is for example to calculate the forces on the rope or see how the rope wraps around the spool, that cannot be accomplished. animation is purely for visualization.
also, i believe i have seen example files and some discussions about the method on the forum but no formal step by step.
regarding your second question, just to reiterate, these are animations. once you have calculated the simulation it is certainly possible to press a hotkey to play the simulation or reverse it (i think) but pressing a button to change the way the analysis is setup to see it do something different is a bit more complicated. someone posted something like this in the motion section awhile ago to build an api to do something like this but i don't know if they updated what they ended up coming up with. again, understanding what your goal is would help answer this question better.
my goal was to see how the rope wraps around the spool (an animation) and creating a hotkey to play the animation or reverse it at first( a step by step tutorial file) , but now after reading your reply i have been encouraged to make a physical simulation at next step (after creating an animation).
another thing that just occupies my mind is that as u mentioned "animation is purely for visualization".and perhaps doesnt have the same significance that simulation has in engineering, as there are many softwares that can do it (just animation) better than Solid Works, so why have many of questions been asking about animation rather than simulation?
and how can i simulate my project as you are expert in Solid Works simulations?i'm trying to design a robat after this project but i have not simulated any project by Solid Works so far. Any information from you will help me
again thanks for your patience
sorry, lots of thoughts in your last response. what is the question?
how can i creat an animation(how the rope wraps around the spool)?
if you use google
it will look at the solidworks discussion forum
i searched for spool and rope
there are a half dozen more posts
i'm guessing at least one will have more details and maybe even some example models
if you find a step by step, consider yourself lucky.
you may even want to contact deepak directly as he may be able to send you what he has
thanks any way