Modeling a real rope in Solidworks?
How can I model a rope which has a pulley on one side and a linear motion device on one side? The pulley wraps the rope and pulls something linear. Is it possible in Solidworks?
Thank you in advance.
It depends on the motion you want to create.
Using Animations each frame updates the geometry when rendering.
Using top-down design any relations will update.
To create a rope, a 3d spline can be used with as few points as possible.
Add a construction line to a midpoint of the spline and dimension it so it will be acting as a fixed length.
See example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftgWMqNpwmE
If you are using Motion, more complex behaviuor can be used. The motion can be imported to Animation. (see attached)