Professional Training

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Motion Training Course

This 2 day course will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Motion simulation package to study the kinematics and dynamic behaviour of your SOLIDWORKS assembly models

Duration - 2 days

Prerequisites – SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Mechanical Design Experience

Day 1

1. Introduction to motion simulation and Forces

  • Basic Motion Analysis
  • Case force Study: Car Jack Analysis
  • Understanding Forces and Results

2. Building a Motion Model & Post Processing

  • Creating Local Mates
  • Case Study: Crank Slider
  • Mate Types
  • Local Mates
  • Power
  • Plotting Kinematic Results

3. Building a Motion Model & Post Processing

  • Contact & Friction
  • Case Study: Catapult
  • Contact
  • Contact Groups
  • Contact Friction
  • Translational Spring
  • Translational Damper
  • Post-Processing
  • Analysis with Friction

4. Advanced Contact

  • Contact Forces
  • Case Study: Latching Assembly
  • STEP Function
  • Contact in Solid Bodies
  • Geometrical Descriptions
  • Integrators
  • Instability Points
  • Modifying Results Plot

5. Curve to Curve contact

  • Contact Forces
  • Case Study: Geneva Mechanism
  • Curve to Curve Contact
  • Solid Bodies vs Curve to Curve
  • Solid Bodies Contact Solution

Day 2

6. Cam Synthesys

  • Objectives
  • Bonded Mesh Options
  • Case Study: Rotor
  • Centrifugal Force
  • Cyclical Symmetry
  • Bonding Options
  • Bonding Formulation
  • Summary

7. Motion optimisation

  • Motion Optimisation
  • Case Study: Medical Examination Chair
  • Sensors
  • Optimisation Analysis

8. Flexible joints

  • Motion Optimisation
  • Case Study: Medical Examination Chair
  • Sensors
  • Optimisation Analysis

9. Bonded Mesh Components

  • Redundancies
  • Case Study: Door Hinges
  • How to Check For Redundancies
  • Typical Redundancy Mechanisms

10. Exporting to FEA

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