Setting Up a SolidWorks Assembly for Simulation with NI LabVIEW
Discover how to prepare a SolidWorks assembly for simulation with the NI SoftMotion for SolidWorks tools. Learn how to properly mate your assembly, create a motion study, define different types of motors, and add inertia and friction parameters to your model. Additionally, learn the necessary steps to connect LabVIEW software with your SolidWorks model and initiate a simulation.
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Reader Comments | Submit a commentAdditional note- adding friction to your SolidWorks motion simulation
The web cast shows how you can add friction to your SolidWorks motion simulation by creating a 3D contact. There is an alternative way to add friction that won't reduce the simulation performance-- To do this, click on the mate to which you would like to add friction and select "Edit Feature." Then navigate to the Analysis tab, check the Friction box, and configure the friction properties.
- Brian MacCleery, National Instruments. email@example.com - Aug 19, 2009