Probe, Plot and Visualize Your Models with Ease

When it comes to verifying and visualizing how your product is going to behave in the real world, having the right technology is crucial. 3D Motion Creator is your go-to tool for applying motion studies to your models.

With each release we focus on enhancing the user experience to improve workflows and provide the best tools to understand the behavior of any product. In the latest release, R2023x FD02, we’ve added several visualization enhancements so you can better analyze and fully understand how your parts will behave in motion at various times.

Here’s a handful of new and improved features you can start taking advantage of today.

  1.       3D Visualization in Motion Elements – get immediate visual feedback with the ability to see how your value changes at a given time.

Now you can better visualize system behavior with improved 3D visualization of applied loads and driver velocities in Preview and Result Animation mode. You’ll notice that you can clearly see the value change on your screen when analyzing how the motion drivers evolve over time, based on how you define the motion elements.

View motion drivers and applied loads acting in the system in 3D during the animation and see how the value changes accordingly.


  1.       2D Plots Usability Updates – create multiple 2D plots faster.

We’ve made several usability improvements for 2D plots, making the workflow smoother and shorter. For starters, we’ve simplified the creation process and handling of 2D plots. In addition, you’ll notice the following:

–        Ability to delete all curves

–        Improved presentation of element channels

–        Enhancements to plotted curves and curve properties sections

There’s several usability improvements for creating multiple 2D plots.


  1.       New Copy Paste From/To Function – save time setting up your functions.

This enhancement is one of my personal favorites. Until recently, the only way you could define a function with data points was to add rows manually and enter the x,y data for each row. Now in the Function command you can quickly define functions with data points with the new Copy and Paste capabilities, which enable you to copy and paste to and from external programs like Excel.

Quickly define functions by data with the ability to copy and paste from external programs like Excel.


  1.       New Kinematic Measurement Command – get a better understanding of part motion behavior between any two points.

There is a new Kinematic Measurement feature that lets you quickly assess details on part motion behavior with kinematic measurements probes defined between any two points in the system. You can evaluate kinematics measurements of positions, velocities, accelerations, or angles measurements between two positions in the mechanism throughout the simulation.

You can then plot the results to get a better understand of the behavior of the system.

Quickly assess details on part motion behavior with kinematic measurements probes defined between any two points in the system.


  1. New Force Probe Torque Command – quickly assess and monitor joint loads through forces and torque probes.

This new command lets you run a simulation on motion elements, such as a motion driver, and apply a constant rotation on a part to identify the forces and torques the driver would force upon the body. The results can be reviewed in a 2D plot as well.

Get an understanding of actuator and joint load requirements by applying force and torque probes on motion elements.


That’s a glimpse of this new release. Contact your local reseller for a full demo to see all the enhancements and stay tuned! There are some exciting things coming in July.

Is there something on your wish list? Drop a comment below.

See my last blog on the FD01 update here.

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Michael PEREZ
Michael Perez is a Senior Product Manager with more than 15 years of experience in design and simulation software: SOLIDWORKS, CATIA and SIMULIA from Dassault Systems, in multiple industries such as industrial equipment, automotive and architecture, engineering and constructions industries. Michael is considered as a 3DEXPERIENCE Platform expert and is part of the SOLIDWORKS Product Management team, in charge of 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio.