Length: 2 days; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisites: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and the basics of the MotionManager is required. If you are not familiar with the basics of the MotionManager, the class manager will send you a self-paced lesson that should be completed before class begins. Knowledge of basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.
Description: Designed for users who would like to become productive quickly in using SOLIDWORKS Motion. This 2 day course will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Motion simulation package to study the kinematics and dynamic behavior of your SOLIDWORKS assembly models.

Topics covered in this course:


  • Introduction to user interface
  • Constraint mapping concepts
  • Action only forces and moments
  • Action/Reaction forces and moments
  • Motion drivers
  • Building models for kinematic analysis
  • Create displacement, velocity, acceleration and force graphics
  • Translatory and  torsional springs
  • Translatory and  torsional dampers
  • 3D Contact to simulate realistic interaction between parts
  • Impact forces
  • Using Function builder and Expressions to build complex motions and forces
  • Flexible connectors ‐ Bushings

Advanced Topics

  • Kinematic and Dynamic analysis
  • Redundancies ‐ Importance and how to avoid/solve them
  • Export of results to SOLIDWORKS Simulation (stress analysis)