Motion along Path

As the name suggest, the post talk about creating a quick animation of part(s) along a path. The path can be open or close. And to illustrate the method, I have used very simple parts (a box and a path). Preparing for the animation: To start, create a rectangular box of any size. For the path, you can create a new part with the path (basically a sketch) or start a new assembly, start a new part and create the…
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Animating a Can Crusher

This has been already discussed on so I thought of putting it in form of an article so that other can refer this. Can Crusher: A can crusher is a device used for crushing aluminum soda cans for easier storage in recycling bins. While most recyclers don’t require you to crush cans, if you do recycle a lot, your normal bin may fill up quickly. The can crusher gives you extra space by flattening either single or multiple cans….
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How to animate simple Spur Gear in SolidWorks

In this post I will discuss about a simple animation of Spur Gears. I have used SW2009 for the tutorial but lower version can be used to perform this activity. You can use any cylindrical part for the animation. I have used spur gear to make the animation more realistic. 1. Start SolidWorks and go to Tools > Add-Ins. Make sure Toolbox/Toolbox browser is checked. If not then check them to add. 2. Click on the right side on Design…
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Sorry for keeping this one longer. There was some other work going on which kept me away from putting this one up but I’m happy to have this one now.. To start you will the spring file you created in the last chapter i.e. HOW TO ANIMATE A SPRING -1. 1. Open the spring part file. 2. Click on the Record button on the macro tool bar. If you haven’t have the macro toolbar one, you can go to Tools…
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