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More Options

Use this section to set motion relative to another part, and to select components for Load-bearing Faces/Edges to transfer them to SolidWorks Simulation.

To set options:

  1. Click the blank text area under More Options and select a part on the assembly to which to reference motion.

  2. Click the reference part text area and select the point  on the assembly for the reference origin.

  3. Click the load-bearing face text area and select the load-bearing face in the graphics area.


  • Motors move components in a selected direction, but they are not forces. Motor strength does not vary based on component size or mass. For example, a small cube moves at the same speed as a large cube if  you set the velocity of the motor to a given value in both cases.

  • If something causes the reference point of the motor direction to change, the motor continues to move the component in the new direction. This can occur, for example, if there is a collision between the component that is moved by the motor and another component.

  • Do not add more than one motor of the same type to the same component.

  • Motion due to motors supersedes motion due to any other simulation element. If you have a motor moving a component to the left, and a spring pulling a component to the right, the component moves to the left, while the power consumption of the motor increases.

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