How do I constrain the path mate in the motion studiy. to get this hinged part animated so it looks like it is falling under gravity
in free mode the path mate works
but it will not resolve in the motion analysis
When you say, "It won't resolve in the motion analysis," do you mean that nothing happens when you play back the motion or that the ramp doesn't appear to drop under the force of gravity?
If it's the former, then I'd try to alter the path so that there's a single curve going from translation of the bin and ramp to lowering of the ram. Try putting a fit spline on the two legs of your path.
If the problem is that it doesn't look natural, then try this:
Apply a gravitational force to the ramp,
Remove the vertical leg from the path and shorten the horizontal leg to the point where the bin is supposed to stop
Apply the path constraint to the bin instead of the ramp.
Instead of applying pate mate, apply 2 "Coincident Mate" and apply 1 "Distance Limit Mate" which lies under "Advanced Group". By applying these constrains you'll never get problem in motion.
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when you say motion study do you mean just a generic motion study or do you mean using the motion solver?
I figured out how to drive the path mate through the animation tool.Which is what I wanted.
what was the solution for someone that drops by here in the future?
Constrain distance along path in path mate in the motion study go to the path mate line time line add keys double click on them to modify the distance along the path and hope fully the assembly will move along the path with out flipping the mates
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