Event Based Motion Simulation

Using SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis users can model motion of an assembly that incorporates event-based motion control. For example, in  a manufacturing procress that includes components moving along a conveyor belt, motors turn on or change according to compoonent position along the belt. However, since you do not know the exact time at which a component reaches a position before calculating the motion, you cannot determine the time to change the motor value. Without knowing the exavt times to turn on or change a motor, you cannot creat a time-based motion study. However, you can use an event based motion study to model the conveyor assembly motion.   Use event-based motion analysis to specify motion from some combination of sensors, times or previous events.

Event-based motion requires a set of tasks. The tasks can be sequential or can overlap in time. Each task is defined by a triggering event and its associated task action. Task actions control or define motion during the task.

See below a video of how to set up event based motion and how you can improve motion of the assembly.


Rajat Trehan

Product Manager – Design Validation

Computer Aided Technology Inc.


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