SOLIDWORKS Motion

Length

2 Days

Cost

$1150.00

Recommended Experience Level

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials
  • Experience with the MotionManager

Description

The SOLIDWORKS Motion course will cover creating kinematic and dynamic motion studies of your assemblies. Learn how to analyze and optimize linkage systems, motors, and other moving assemblies.

Recommended For

  • Engineers and Designers that need to analyze mechanisms and linkage systems
  • Anyone who desires to study range of motion and path planning of moving systems

Course Outline

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources
  • What is SOLIDWORKS Motion?
  • Understanding Basics
  • Basics of Mechanism Setup in SOLIDWORKS Motion
  • Summary

Lesson 1: Introduction to Motion Simulation and Forces

  • Objectives
  • Basic Motion Analysis
  • Case Study: Car Jack Analysis
  • Forces
  • Results

Lesson 2: Building a Motion Model and Post-processing

  • Objectives
  • Creating Local Mates
  • Case Study: Crank Slider Analysis
  • Mates
  • Local Mates
  • Power
  • Plotting Kinematic Results
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Introduction to Contacts, Springs and Dampers

  • Objectives
  • Contact and Friction
  • Case Study: Catapult
  • Contact
  • Contact groups
  • Contact Friction
  • Translational Spring
  • Translational Damper
  • Post-processing
  • Analysis with Friction
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Advanced Contact

  • Objectives
  • Contact Forces
  • Case Study: Latching Assembly
  • STEP Function
  • Contact: Solid Bodies
  • Geometrical Description of Contacts
  • Integrators
  • Instability Points
  • Modifying Result Plots
  • Summary
  • Path Mate Motor

Lesson 5: Curve to Curve Contact

  • Objectives
  • Contact Forces
  • Case Study: Geneva Mechanism
  • Curve to Curve Contact
  • Solid bodies vs. curve to curve contact
  • Solid Bodies Contact Solution
  • Summary

Lesson 6: CAM Synthesis

  • Objectives
  • CAMs
  • Case Study: CAM Synthesis
  • Trace Path
  • Exporting Trace Path Curves

Lesson 7: Motion Optimization

  • Objectives
  • Motion Optimization
  • Case Study: Medical examination chair
  • Sensors
  • Optimization Analysis

Lesson 8: Flexible Joints

  • Objectives
  • Flexible Joints
  • Case Study: System with Rigid Joints
  • System with Flexible Joints
  • Summary
  • References

Lesson 9: Redundancies

  • Objectives
  • Redundancies
  • Case Study: Door Hinges
  • How to Check for Redundancies
  • Typical Redundant Mechanisms
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Export to FEA

  • Objectives
  • Exporting Results
  • Case Study: Drive Shaft
  • Export of Loads
  • Direct Solution in SOLIDWORKS Motion
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Event Based Simulation

  • Objectives
  • Event Based Simulation
  • Case Study: Sorting Device
  • Servo motors
  • Sensors
  • Task

Lesson 12: Design Project

  • Objectives
  • Design Project
  • Case Study: Surgical Shear – Part 1
  • Self Guided Problem – Part 1
  • Self Guided Problem – Part 2
  • Problem Solution – Part 1
  • Creating the Force Function
  • Force Expression
  • Case Study: Surgical Shear – Part 2
  • Summary

Appendix A: Motion Study Convergence Solutions and Advanced Options

  • Convergence
  • Accuracy
  • Integrator Type
  • Integrator Settings
  • Conclusion

Appendix B: Mate Friction

  • Mate Friction

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