Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 21, 2017
Duration
1h 30m
Description

Conducting detailed motion analysis and evaluating the mechanical performance of your design using CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Motion, and finite element analysis (FEA) is a great way to further your SOLIDWORKS knowledge. This course, Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Motion, covers all of the basics in creating "Basic Motion" and "Motion Analysis" Studies in SOLIDWORKS. First, you'll mainly focus on understanding the differences between Assembly Motion and a Motion Study. Next, you'll explore the common Motion Analysis use cases. Once the basics are covered, you will create a Motion Analysis during your animation to get detailed contact reaction forces and analyze the stress/strain/FOS of your components. After completing this course, users will be comfortable with setting up Motion Studies and analyzing their results. Software Required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author
About the author

Matt Perez is a CAD consultant and Expert with SolidBox - a leader in CAD IT and Hardware Support. Matt's areas of expertise are in training and consulting in all areas of CAD design from basics to manufacture and sales materials.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Matt Perez, and welcome to my course, Intro to SOLIDWORKS Motion. I'm an applications expert at SolidBox providing CAD consulting and training across the country. SOLIDWORKS has been a leader in the CAD industry since it was introduced over 20 years ago. In this course we're going to learn a bit about kinematics and simulating motion in SOLIDWORKS. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include 2D sketch block motion, motion analysis with contacts, motors, and springs, and finite element analysis during a motion study. By the end of this course you'll have a solid foundation with SOLIDWORKS Motion and be on your way to simulating and analyzing your own products. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with SOLIDWORKS assembly modeling, as well as FEA, but it's laid out so the topics are arranged from easy to more difficult, so anyone can follow along. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS, with the Intro to SOLIDWORKS Motion course, at Pluralsight.