How to set up the path mate in SolidWorks and make an airplane fly

Learn how to draw a 3Dcurve in an assembly and animate an object with the path mate.
model can be downloaded here: airplane

  1. Step 1: draw a helix top-down

    back in the assembly create a 3Dsketch converting the curve.

  2. Step 2: define the path mate

  3. Step 3: activate Solidworks Motion

    activate the add-inn. define the displacement per time with the path mate motor. this option comes available after choosing the motion analysis drop-down.

  4. Step 4: watch tutorial on youtube