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SOLIDWORKS Motion

Redundancies in SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

We know that each unconstrained body in space has six degrees of freedom (DOF): three translations and three rotations about X, Y and Z axes. Each mate removes a certain number of DOFs from the system. The table below shows some of the mates in…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Unknown Tips and Tricks: Part Two

Open Motion Study

Utilizing Motion Studies for more than just motion Motion studies are a great tool inside of SOLIDWORKS to bring your assemblies to life, they allow you to utilize real world conditions like gravity, connections and other physics based motion attributes to give your animations a…

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SOLIDWORKS Animations with Changing Cameras

SOLIDWORKS Animation Switch Camera

Switching SOLIDWORKS animation cameras gives more control over location, target, field of view, etc.  You can place keys and edit the camera at various positions to change the orientation and zoom. If you have more than one camera, you are able to switch between them…

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Motion Simulation in SOLIDWORKS

From the SOLIDWORKS help: SOLIDWORKS Motion studies are graphical simulations of motion for assembly models. Motion simulation assumes all parts to be rigid during the simulation, meaning that during contacts, no deformations will take place. Where to start? To start a motion study in SOLIDWORKS…

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How to hit that $500,000 basketball shot with SOLIDWORKS Motion

SOLIDWORKS Motion Basketball shot

It’s finally happened. After years of attending basketball games you’ve finally been chosen. Called from your seat in the second quarter, it’s your turn to take the half-court shot to win $500,000. With only one shot at this life-changing amount of money, you know this…

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A big thank you to the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Community at SOLIDWORKS World

Unleashing the Power of Visualize Session

Last week we had the pleasure of interacting with SOLIDWORKS users in Los Angeles, CA., at the SOLIDWORKS World convention.  This year was packed full of informative and impressive sessions that really excite the inner engineering geek in me; and invigorates the passion that so many designers…

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How to Animate Spring Motion with SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS models are generated as rigid bodies so animations cannot take into account flexibility of movement.  To accurately calculate and animate deformation based on the material properties, a SOLIDWORKS Simulation study should be created and the deformation plot can be animated. Use In-context References However…

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How to Update the Path Mate Motor Speed in a SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

After defining a path mate motor with constant speed for an object in a SOLIDWORKS motion analysis, you need to calculate the motion study. As a result, the object will travel along the path mate with a constant speed (v) during the specified time (t). The travel…

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How to make the Perfect Golf Putt using SOLIDWORKS Motion [VIDEO]

This summer I’ve realized that my short game could use some work so I thought I’d take some pointers from SOLIDWORKS Motion.  With the use of Motion linked with a Design Study, SOLIDWORKS can automatically calculate the speed and direction required for that perfect golf putt. Here is the…

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