Showing Off Simulation Results with Camera Views

Tuesday December 13, 2011 at 1:15pm
Showing Off Simulation Results with Camera Views

I discovered this by accident recently and can't think why I haven't used this before. If you want to show off an animated simulation result and at the same time be 'inside' the plot, just use a camera view. The workflow is this:

1. Create a simulation

2. Create a camera view with a wide angle lens

3. Switch to the camera view

4. Animate the simulation result (usually with an exaggerated deformation scale).

Move around inside the animation using the camera - controlled either by your mouse or the arrow keys work equally well.

Try this - it is great for a sales presentation. It is especially powerful for physically large assemblies and helps you get a really good 'feel' for the actual size of deformations.

You can also get similarly impressive effects using the 2011 or (even better) the 2012 Walkthroughs. Try it and you will like it!

Andy Fulcher

Technical Manager

Solid Solutions Management Ltd

Related Blog Posts

Show SOLIDWORKS Descriptions in Windows Folders
When working with SOLIDWORKS it's vital to give every part a unique name and because of this it's common to use part numbers as the file name. However, part numbers by themselves aren't very descriptive and sometimes this can mean parts take longer t...
Where to find your SOLIDWORKS serial number on you
Ever wondered where you can find your SOLIDWORKS serial number or wondered what version of SOLIDWORKS you're currently working on? This is a common question we receive and can be easy to find if you know where to look. In this blog post we show you h...
Tips & Tricks for Structure Systems
The Structure Systems feature has been available since 2019 for all packages of SOLIDWORKS, but what have we learnt about it since then? I want to focus on the nuts and bolts so that you can dive right in and start using it for yourself. If you haven...

 Part of Solid Solutions Group

MENU
Top