motion study vs simulation

can any one tell me the difference between motion study and simulation in solidworks and when to use it ?

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Motion study in solidworks is just like DMU kinematics providing kinematic motions for your products by knowing its degrees of freedom.

eg. to provide motion for a windmill

Simulation is all about enhancing the quality of your products by testing it under various conditions computationally.

eg. testing it maximum capabilities.

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in addition.
Motion is a simulation tool without full analysis results. (results for displacement, resulting forces etc).

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Use motion study to verify if a wrench has enough room to turn a bolt, use a simulation to verify the bolt head is strong enough for the applied torque.

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