Tutorial: How to quickly add motion dynamics to any CAD model in SpaceClaim

Tutorial below

  1. Step 1:

    Video tutorial here: http://youtu.be/fyBtWQzoKu8

    Activate the plugin.

    - Import the model
    - Press "Activate" in the Ribbon Menu

  2. Step 2:

    Split the model in to separate parts.

    - Rightclick on the one Rigid Body in the Simulation Structure and press "Split"

  3. Step 3:

    Automatically detect joints in the model.

    - Press the "Detect Joints" in the Ribbon Menu

  4. Step 4:

    Make the detected joints into Hinges.

    - Select all detected joints in the Detect Joints options tab
    - Left click on the Hinge icon in the design view

  5. Step 5:

    Add a motor to the drill.

    - Using the Selection tool (s), select the hinge you wish to add a motor to
    - In the properties tab, set "Enable motor" to true and a desired speed, e.g., 180deg/s

  6. Step 6:

    Stop the drill from falling down.

    - Right click on the Rigid Body named "Frame" in the Simulation Structure
    - Set "Select Motion Control" to "Static"

  7. Step 7:

    Simulate and have a coffee =)

    - Press "Simulate" in the Ribbon Menu
    - Have a cup of coffee
    - (Optional) If you have Keyshot installed you can with one click export your simulation and render a photorealistic animation of your simulation.