i am working on a school project and it involves design a small car and making a prototype (design mostly based on steering mechanism). However, i will like to make an animation of my assembly running with all the gears and cam system and also maneuvering around fixed pylons.
1-is this possible using Solidworks, and how do i do it?
2- if it is not, can i use another CAD software like Inventor, Solidedge etc.
3- if its not possible to use CAD, which software would you recommend i use, giving my crunch for time (easy and fast to learn)
I have used the Motion Study section within SOLIDWORKS to show the animation/flow/articulation of said assemblies. Its somewhat easy to use and can convey what you are trying to show while panning around your project. The only drawback is its a little more time consuming than maybe other software but thats what has worked for me.
Hope that helps
Ah ok well what software do you have access to, should be my first question. As far as what i see you are fully trying to achieve I would recommend (within CAD programs) Autodesk Maya or Dassault Catia. They would be better than Solidworks motion study
Yes it has in a way, now i know it can be done in Solidworks.
i know how to use the motion study to a limit, i can make the mechanism work, gears rotating etc. The issue is, its all in space.
How do i simulate it driving on a surface is one of my problems.
I would appreciate if you can upload the file you worked on, maybe it can guide me further.
ok well if you have access (and know how to use) 3ds max then that would be the best option being that its readily available. Also, 3ds max accepts CAD files smoothly and from what i recall, is pretty user friendly
i have access to 3ds max, i can also get access to maya. but my concern is that these software are not engineering oriented.