Animating Arrows With Assembly Groups in 3DVIA Composer

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Check out the latest YouTube video from the 3DVIA Composer folks for a quick way to generate an animated arrow using Assembly Groups and Associative Paths. Be sure to sign up for the 3DVIA Composer channel while you are there – so you will be informed when a new video is posted. (Click on the image below to watch the video)

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Constant Velocity Motion Along A Multi Directional Path

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The Animation and Basic Motion options work well for most animations, including movement along straights, and gradual curves in a path.  What do you do when the path is not a single direction? To accomplish movement around sharp radii corners or a closed loop you will need to use the SOLIDWORKS Motion Add-In, and Motion Analysis.   Create the path component with a stationary reference object. Mate the moving component to the path using the path mate. Define a velocity results […]

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