Time-based Motion Analysis
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Tightly integrated with SolidWorks CAD, motion analysis using SolidWorks Simulation can be a regular part of your design process—reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework or delays, and saving time and development costs.
Motion Analysis Overview
Motion analysis is solved using a time-based approach for rigid body kinematic and dynamic problems. SolidWorks Motion takes the designer beyond the free drag movement available in a CAD environment and into a true physical calculation of the forces and motions of an assembly as it would move under environmental loads (external forces) and/or internal loads (motors, springs, and dampers).
SolidWorks Motion simulation can calculate the effect of:
- Contact between components
Once the assembly motion has been calculated, a structural analysis of the components under the motion-induced loads (accelerations and joint forces) can easily be carried out, either within the motion study or exported to a structural analysis study.