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Motion Simulation

Used to simulate object movement along a path (line, poly-line or spline). This can be applied for visualizations or to check whether parts can be assembled. The objects are moved along a guideline in a set speed. In addition, you can choose whether you only want to move the parts or whether they have to be rotated as well.

Accessed from:
  • Ribbon: Steel > Utilities > Utilities > Motion Simulation
Resolution Sets number into how many equal parts the guide line has to be divided. The higher the value, the more regular and the more fluent the simulated movement will be.
Delay Sets the delay value that controls the speed of the simulated movement. This means, Wait in milliseconds after each single movement.
Move and align When checked, the objects are not only moved along the guide line, but also rotated around this line. This means, if you have a “sharp bend” in the line, the parts will be rotated along this bend.
OK Closes the dialog and save your changes.
Cancel Closes the dialog without saving changes.
Help Opens online help.
Tip: After clicking the OK button, seize the guide line first. This may be a line, poly-line, spline or an arc. Then seize the parts and the simulation starts.