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Designed for users who would like to become productive quickly in using SOLIDWORKS Motion. This 2 day course will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Motion simulation package to study the kinematics and dynamic behavior of your SOLIDWORKS assembly models.
 
*This course is eligible to be part of the DASI Solutions Apprenticeship Program, certified by the U.S Department of Labor.

buy now buttonLength: 2 days
Prerequisites: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and the basics of the MotionManager is required. If you are not familiar with the basics of the MotionManager, the class manager will send you a self-paced lesson that should be completed before class begins. Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

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  • 01Introduction to Motion Simulation and Forces
    Basic Motion Analysis 
    Forces
    Results 
  • 02Building a Motion Model and Post-Processing
    Creating Local Mates
    Mates
    Local Mates
    Power
    Plotting Kinematic Results 
  • 03Introduction to Contacts, Springs and Dampers
    Contact and Friction
    Contact
    Contact Groups
    Contact Friction
    Translational Spring
    Translational Damper
    Post-Processing
    Analysis with Friction
  • 04Advanced Contact
    Contact Forces
    STEP Function
    Contact: Solid Bodies
    Geometrical Description of Contacts
    Integrators
    Instability Points
    Modifying Result Plots
    Path Mate Motor 
  • 05Curve to Curve Contact
    Contact Forces
    Curve to Curve Contact
    Solid Bodies vs Curve to Curve Contact
    Solid Bodies Contact Solution
  • 06CAM Synthesis
    CAMs 
    Trace Path
    Exporting Trace Path Curves
  • 07Motion Optimization
    Sensors
    Optimization Analysis 
  • 08Flexible Joints
    System with Flexible Joints
  • 09Redundancies
    How to Check for Redundancies
    Typical Redundant Mechanisms
  • 10Export to FEA
    Exporting Results 
    Export of Loads
    Direct Solution in SOLIDWORKS Motion
  • 11Event Based Simulation
    Servo Motors
    Sensors
    Task
  • 12Design Project
    Self Guided Problem
    Problem Solution
    Creating the Force Function
    Force Expression
  • AAppendix A: Motion Study Convergence Solutions and Advanced Options 
    Convergence
    Accuracy
    Integrator Type 
    Integrator Settings 
  • BAppendix B: Mate Friction