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Accessing and Naming Motion Studies

You can access or create a motion study from a Motion Study tab at the lower portion of the graphics area.

If the Motion Study tab is not visible, click View, MotionManager.

There are two types of tabs you can use when working with parts or assemblies:

    • Model. Selected by default when you open a model. Use this tab to edit the model.

    • Motion Study <n>. Animations are listed on their own tab numbered 1 through <n>. Motion Study 1 is the default name for the first animation. There are no key frames for a new study.

To rename a Motion Study tab:

    1. Right-click the tab and select Rename.

    2. Type the new name.

You cannot rename the Model tab.

To create a new Motion Studies tab:

Do one of the following:

  • Click Insert, New Motion Study.

  • Right-click the name of an existing motion study  from the motion studies tabs below the graphics area, and select New.

To duplicate an existing Motion Studies tab:

Right-click an existing Motion Study tab and select Duplicate.

You can use duplicate studies to run a series of similar simulations.

To create or edit a motion study for a model:

Click a Motion Study tab at the lower portion of the graphics window.

The graphics area splits horizontally:

    • The upper area displays the model.

    • The lower area splits into three sections:

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