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Motion Analysis

You can use Motion Analysis (available with the SolidWorks Motion add-in from SolidWorks Premium) to accurately simulate and analyze the motion of an assembly while incorporating the effects of Motion Study elements (including forces, springs, dampers, and friction).

A Motion Analysis study combines motion study elements with mates in motion calculations. Consequently motion constraints, material properties, mass, and component contact are included in the SolidWorks Motion kinematic solver calculations.

A Motion Analysis study also calculates loads that can be used to define load cases for structural analyses.

To use the SolidWorks Motion solver in a motion study, select Motion Analysis from the motion studies type list in the MotionManager.

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