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Importing Calculated Basic Motion or Motion Analysis Results

After calculating motion using either Basic Motion or Motion Analysis, you can import the calculated motion results into an animation. When you do, SOLIDWORKS does not have to recalculate the motion each time you run the simulation.

To import calculated Basic Motion or Motion Analysis results into an animation:

  1. Click Animation Wizard Tool_Animation_Wizard.gif (MotionManager toolbar).
  2. In the Select an Animation Type dialog box:
    1. Select Import motion from Motion Analysis or Import motion from Basic Motion.
    2. Select Delete all existing paths to remove any existing animation sequences.
    3. Click Next.
  3. In the Select a Motion Study dialog box:
    1. Select a calculated motion study to import.
    2. Click Next.
  4. In the Animation Control Options dialog box:
    1. Type a value for the Duration of the animation.
    2. Type a value for the Start Time of the motion.
    3. Select Position components at the start time to match the initial simulation state to move the components to start the animation in the initial model position for the simulation.
    4. Click Finish.
      Click Save Animation Tool_Save_Animation.gif (MotionManager toolbar) to save the animation.

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