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What is the best way to animate a bin emptying

Question asked by Jason Hogue on Mar 25, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2015 by Jared Conway

I am trying to animate a bin emptying from a hole in the bottom and would like to know if anyone has a suggestion how this could be done.


I have tried motion studies and a small number of balls representing the material in the bin and this works well but when I increase the number of balls so that I get a good representation of the material, SW crashes.


I have not tried Flow Simulation as yet.


Essentially I want to start with a know volume of material in a circular bin and over time, discharge this into another vessel.  The animation only needs to be representative of the actual flow for sales purposes.