SolidWorks Motion Analysis also uses the ADAMS solver, but I can't tell you if there are differences between the SW version of the solver and the MSC version.
Thanks a lot Janko Stellaard,
But I hear from many that ADAMS motion analysis is better than SolidWorks motion analysis, but with no concrete reasoning. I find SolidWorks much more user friendly and hence use it. Now, I am in the need of building an actual prototype and test it.
After keeping all parameters same, I tried it in SolidWorks as well as ADAMS, it worked in SolidWorks but not in ADAMS.
Which one do I rely on?
The ADAMS solver used by SWX is like the 2003 version of ADAMS (might be earlier) and only includes the rigid body capabilities. You can write out an ADAMS input deck so it is the same stuff just not the same currency/version and that may make a difference in some problems. Most of the issues people face is in knowing how to use the stuff properly like getting to zero redundancies, the transfer of mates into "joints", joint locations, etc.....Easy to just use mates but you can miss due to not paying attention to what you use for mate entities..........
Thanks Bill to make it clearer!
But I did not get one of your suggestion - "You can write out an ADAMS input deck" - What exactly does this mean?