Hide Table of Contents

Creating a Design Study with Motion Parameters

With a Design study, you can evaluate several design scenarios based on parameterized features from motion analysis-type studies, and also optimize your design based on defined goals.

  1. Create a motion analysis-type study that includes features to parameterize in a design study (i.e., springs, dampers, motors, contact, or force).
  2. Click Insert > Design Study > Parameters to create Motion-type parameters, and link them to the desired features of the motion analysis-type study.

    Parameters are added as variables in the Design study.

    See also Linking a Motion Feature to a Parameter.

  3. Define sensors to add as Constraints or Goals in the Design study by doing on the following:
    • Attach sensors to result plots of the motion analysis-type study. In the Results/Sensor PropertyManager, select Create Sensor for Design Study/Optimization, or
    • Add sensors by right-clicking Sensors in the FeatureManager design tree and selecting Add Sensor. Under Sensor Type, select Motion Data. Select the motion study and the motion results plot to attach a sensor.
  4. Create a Design study.
  5. Add parameters as Variables. Specify a range, or set discrete values for the variables. Variables change values with each iteration of an evaluation or optimization design scenario.
  6. Specify Constraints through predefined sensors, or add new sensors to specify conditions that your design must satisfy. For evaluation design studies, use constraints to monitor results.
  7. Click Run, or define Goals for an Optimization study.
  8. Specify Goals through predefined sensors, or add new sensors to specify design objectives. If you define multiple goals, you can set the relative weight of each goal.
  9. After you run the design study, on the Results View tab, view the values of variables, constraints, and goals for each scenario. The optimal scenario column is green, scenarios that violate the constraints are red.
  10. Click Play Tool_Play_From_Start.gif to play back motion results for each iteration.


Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Creating a Design Study with Motion Parameters
*Comment:  
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: 2012 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.