SOLIDWORKS Motion Training

2 CATalyst Levels

Credits: 2
Classroom: 2 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: 4 sessions 3-1/2 hours each

Class #: C320

SOLIDWORKS Motion helps SOLIDWORKS assembly designers learn how to analyze the behavior of their assemblies in real-world environments using physics-based calculations. Motion studies simulate the mechanical operation of motorized assemblies and the physical interaction of their components. Studies can be created to determine factors such as: power consumption, interference between moving parts, joint forces, velocities, and accelerations. This course uses a process-based approach to walk users through the procedures necessary to solve assembly motion problems. The use of the case studies is designed to highlight common commands, options, and menus to drive the user towards success in Motion.

During this instructor-led course, the user will learn:

  • Model preparation for motion analysis.
  • Introduction to motion theory.
  • Motion control using SOLIDWORKS mates or solid body contact.
  • Mechanical dampers, springs, joints, and Cam synthesis.
  • Motion-based optimization of assemblies.
  • Event-based motion.
  • Transferring Motion loads to SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Completion of SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation will provide users with a confidence in the Motion tools and capabilities to help utilize them to simulate and analyze the real-world motion of their designs.

Class Details

  • Introduction to Motion Simulation and Forces

  • Building a Motion Model and Post-processing
  • Introduction to Contacts, Springs and Dampers
  • Advanced Contact
  • Curve to Curve Contact
  • Cam Synthesis
  • Motion Optimization
  • Flexible Joints
  • Redundancies
  • Export to FEA
  • Event Based Simulation
  • Design Project (Optional)

The SOLIDWORKS Motion training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.

Students will have a strong understanding of how to utilize the tool in SOLIDWORKS Motion to improve their design cycles and their designs.

  • Attendees must have experience modeling with SOLIDWORKS.

3 Upcoming Classes:

Date Time Location  
March 17, 19, 24, 26, 2020 12:30pm - 4:00pm - CST Hurry! Almost Full
April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am - CST Register
July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am - CST Register

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