SOLIDWORKS Motion Tutorial Series #6 – How to Use Basic Motion
SOLIDWORKS includes three integrated Motion solvers for creating videos and animations in assemblies. Animation and Basic Motion are included in every license of SOLIDWORKS, and Motion Analysis is available with SOLIDWORKS Premium or any SOLIDWORKS Simulation license. This tutorial series will help you understand the basic skills to get started even if you have never created animations before. Videos are broken down by topic for easy searching. Subscribe to get notifications for new videos and participate in the comments with questions and requests.
Basic Motion studies use a basic Physics solver for understanding physical interactions between components. Basic Motion is perfect for intermittent contacts in mechanisms like Geneva Wheels, Dynamic studies where full Simulation analysis is not required, and Kinematic studies where engineering values such as horsepower or torque are not needed.
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In SOLIDWORKS, Motion Analysis has the ability to input and measure parameters that are important to design and component specification.
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