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Automatic Animations With SOLIDWORKS Composer 2016

Monday May 9, 2016 at 3:39pm
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It’s What’s New time again! With SOLIDWORKS Composer we get two releases per year, find out about the time saving new automatic “Animation Tools” Workshop in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2016 SP3
Automatic Animations With SOLIDWORKS Composer 2016

It’s What’s New time again! With SOLIDWORKS Composer we get two releases per year, find out about the time saving new automatic “Animation Tools” Workshop in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2016 SP3.

With SOLIDWORKS Composer we get two releases per year, one to coincide with the latest release of SOLIDWORKS in October each year with support for the latest version files and some minor additions. Then with either service pack 2 or 3  each year we get another release with some new features.

This time the biggest new feature is the “Animation Library” Workshop, this allows for the automatic creation of common animations such as highlighting a component or unscrewing a bolt/screw etc...

It’s much easier to demonstrate this live so the method for using the new time saving tool is shown in the below 1 minute video.

You can also create custom animations with some XML code knowledge, details on this are in the help files, I haven’t tried it myself yet but that is next on my list!

The most notable other new feature is the addition of Firefox (Microsoft Windows only) compatibility Interactive Composer Player HTML files. Note that the Composer Player must be installed for this to work, the plugin is automatically added when this is installed.

If you are after full cross browser compatibility Solid Solutions Support can add you to request 833210 and for now the best bet is interactive SVG files as per our website.

 

Alan Sweetenham

 Elite Applications Engineer. 

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