SOLIDWORKS Motion

Prerequisite(s)

Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS required. Basics of Motion Manager and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

Length

2 Days

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Description

This course has been designed for new SOLIDWORKS Motion users who would like to learn to perform motion analysis on their designs. The course provides an in-depth session on the basics of building, simulating and refining a mechanical design system.

Course outline

  • Objectives
  • Basic Motion Analysis
  • Case Study: Car Jack Analysis
  • Driving Motion
  • Forces
  • Understanding Forces
  • Results
  •  Exercise l: 3D Fourbar Linkage
  • Creating Local Mates
  • Case Study: Crank Slider Analysis
  • Mates
  • Local Mates
  • Function Builder
  • Importing Data Points
  • Power
  • Plotting Kinematic Results
  • Exercise 2: Piston
  • Exercise 3: Trace Path
  • Contact and Friction
  • Case Study: Catapult
  • Translational Spring
  • Exercise 4: The Bug
  • Exercise 5: Door Closer
  • Contact Forces
  • Case Study: Latching Assembly
  • Motor Input and Force Input Types
  • Force Functions
  • STEP Function
  • Contact: Solid Bodies
  • Geometrical Description of Contacts
  • Integrators
  • Instability Points
  • Modifying Result Plots
  • Exercise 6: Hatchback
  • Exercise 7: Conveyor Belt (No Friction)
  • Exercise 8: Conveyor Belt (With Friction)
  • Case Study: Geneva Mechanism
  • Curve to Curve Contact
  • Solid Bodies vs. Curve to Curve Contact
  • Solid Bodies Contact Solution
  • Exercise 9: Conveyor Belt (Curve to curve contact with
  • friction)
  • Case Study: Cam Synthesis
  • Trace Path
  • Exporting Trace Path Curves
  • Exercise 10: Desmodromic Cam
  • Exercise 11: Rocker Cam Profile
  • Motion Optimization
  • Case Study: Medical Examination Chair
  • Sensors
  • Optimization Analysis
  • Flexible Joints
  • Case Study: System with Rigid Joints
  • Calculation of Wheel Input Motion
  • Understanding Toe Angles
  • System with Flexible Joints
  • Redundancies
  • Case Study: Door Hinges
  • Using Flexible Joints Option to Remove Redundancies
  • How to Check For Redundancies
  • Typical Redundant Mechanisms
  • Exercise 12: Dynamic Systems
  • Exercise 13: Dynamic Systems 2
  • Exercise 14: Kinematic Mechanism
  • Exercise 15: Zero Redundancy Model-Part l
  • Exercise 16: Zero Redundancy Model-Part 2 (Optional)
  • Exercise 17: Removing Redundancies with Bushings
  • Exercise 18: Catapult
  • Exporting Results
  • Case Study: Drive Shaft
  • Load Bearing Faces
  • Export of Loads
  • Direct Solution in SOLIDWORKS Motion
  • Exercise 19: Export to FEA
  • Event Based Simulation
  • Case Study: Sorting Device
  • Servo Motors
  • Sensors
  • Task
  • Design Project
  • Case Study: Surgical Shear – Part l
  • Self Guided Problem – Part l
  • Self Guided Problem – Part 2
  • Problem Solution – Part l
  • Creating the Force Function
  • Force Expression
  • Case Study: Surgical Shear – Part 2

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