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Technical discussions => Plugins => SOLIDWORKS => Topic started by: jblaze on December 07, 2020, 12:39:33 pm

Title: Motion study export
Post by: jblaze on December 07, 2020, 12:39:33 pm
Hi guys,
I have a test spring assembly designed in SW 2019 consisting of a spring and two tabs (acting as dummy models) on the sides of the spring. The spring is modeled to compress/decompress when one of the tabs is moved in/away from the second tab (using distance limit mate and following this great tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYxdJtdHqWI&ab_channel=CADimensions%2CInc.)). I did a motion study of that movement and the spring is decompressing as the the left tab is moving away. Attached is the SW exported motion study animation.
The next step was to export the motion study to KS and render the animation in KS. Unfortunately the spring doesn't decompress as the tab is moving away. Is there a workaround that you could suggest?
Alternatively if you could suggest another approach to animate the spring decompressing in KS (except manually scaling the spring frame by frame on the X axis).
Attached are all related files.
Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Motion study export
Post by: Eric Summers on December 07, 2020, 12:59:49 pm
I had the exact same question several years ago: https://forum.keyshot.com/index.php?topic=24647.0 (https://forum.keyshot.com/index.php?topic=24647.0)

Unfortunately the spring won't compress and expand when exporting the motion study to KeyShot and I haven't come up with any workaround that would be reasonable.
Title: Re: Motion study export
Post by: jblaze on December 08, 2020, 07:25:55 am
Eric,
thanks for replying. I guess we'll have to live with it :).
Hopefully Luxion will add an option to animate the X, Y, Z scales in the next versions.
Title: Re: Motion study export
Post by: Eric Summers on December 08, 2020, 07:35:43 am
I'm sure sending deformable meshes from parametric CAD programs to KS would be a huge ask, but it sure would be nice! I also like your idea of being able to animate the scale of a part.