## Easy Animating for a Complex Assembly

Easy Animating for a Complex Assembly I created the following animation in SOLIDWORKS by using the Mate Controller to simulate a flying cut off saw. I created this for a final project for one of my courses at Boston University.

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 8 – Optimizing Results

The final part of the series shows how to optimize the results you obtain from a motion study by using a design study.

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 7 – Analyzing Results

This part of the series will show how to analyze the results you obtain from a motion study. There are a lot of different types of results that you may choose to analyze. The video below shows a trace path

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 6 – Creating a Motion Study

This part of the series explains how to create a new motion study. A motion study can be used to run simulations on an part or assembly. There are many practical applications for this. In the video below, the motion

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 5 – Saving Animations

This blog post will explain how you can save the animations you have created. The video below will go over some of the different settings you can choose when you are saving the animation as a video file. The next

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 4 – Adding Transparency

This part of the series shows you how to change the transparency of certain parts during the animation. This transition could expose the inner workings of an assembly. The video below shows how to make parts in an assembly transparent.

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 3 – Motors

Sometimes, it is more convenient to use motors in an animation instead of key points. The video below will show how to add motors into an animation. The next post in the series will demonstrate how to change the transparency

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 2 – Orientations

This part of the SolidWorks Motion series will show you how to adjust the orientation of a part or assembly in an animation.     The next part will explain how to add motors to animate an assembly.

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## SolidWorks Motion: Part 1 – Key Points

This is the first part of a nine part series that will explain the basics of SolidWorks motion. The video below will explain how to use keypoints to animate an assembly in SolidWorks. To download the SolidWorks Assembly that was

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## SolidWorks Plastics: Interpreting Results

Plastic Filling in an iPhone 5 Case After having run an analysis on a part in SolidWorks Plastics, you probably want to understand what all the numbers and colors mean. The video below will explain the basics to interpreting the

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## SolidWorks Plastics: Meshing

iPhone 5 with a Plastic Case Many manufacturers use plastic injection molding to create cases for phones. A practical application of SolidWorks Plastics is using it to assess the manufacturability of these plastic cases. You too can design your own

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## How to Create Runners in SolidWorks Plastics

SolidWorks Plastics Runner There are many practicle applications of runners in mold design. The runner in the picture above (T shaped bit) allows two parts to be made from a single gate. When the plastic has cooled, this runner can

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## Changing Configurations In SolidWorks Plastics

Cooling Time and Air Traps of a Part with Two Configurations You might have realized your initial part is not ideal for molding. Air might get trapped or it could take too long to fill up or cool down. If you

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## Introduction to SolidWorks Plastics

Plastic Injection Molding     Injection molding is very widely used in industry when creating plastic parts. SolidWorks Plastics is an Add-in for SolidWorks that simulates this process. It is included in SolidWorks Education Edition 2013-2014.* To learn more about SolidWorks Plastics

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## SolidWorks – Helping Students with the Fundamentals of CAD and Simulation

How do you prepare your students to work for talented SolidWorks customers, like Franck Muller Watchland?  You need to start with the fundamentals.  My colleagues from the SolidWorks Web Team put together a series of 200 videos to help our

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