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Simulation Addons with Simulink - How to view Subsystems?
Hi Andre, For some blocks in the Simscape add-on products, we show portions of the source code so you can see how the equations...

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More information about assembly (or why is something not assembling)
Hi Phillipp, Be sure to check the Model Report, accessible from the Mechanics Explorer. It will tell you which joints it could...

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Simmechanics (1G): Low intertia slows down simulation
Hi there, When you have incredibly small inertias, tiny forces lead to gigantic accelerations. This can make a number of varia...

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Can someone please help with a SimMechanics question about a simple pendulum
Hi Ozpom, The problem could be the model (perhaps the center of mass or inertia values and locations are not where you intended...

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SimMechanics Reference Frame Orientation
The orientation of a reference frame block will be relative to the frames it is attached to. If you attach it to the World Fram...

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After i import solidworks part , When i push simulation run button, there are only coordinate systems in simulation screen but there is no 3D part image . How can i show 3D part in simulation screen ?
Usually this means that the geometry file (STEP, SolidWorks, STL, etc.) is invalid. Check the diagnostics from your model to co...

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How create a model of real joint with parasitic movements in SimMechanics
It sounds like you need the movement along one axis to affect the stiffness and damping along another axis. If that is the case...

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how to make a stereo video in matlab?
In Simscape Multibody, you can generate videos from different viewpoints for the same simulation results. You can define two (o...

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How to scale up the motion in Simmechanics visualization window?
Hi David, What is shown in the Mechanics Explorer is the exact representation of what happened in your physical system. If you...

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Is it possible to model a ball and wheel system using SimMechanics?
You can do this in Simscape Multibody in a couple of ways. If you can assume that the ball will not slip, you could connect the...

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Editing geometry imported from SolidWorks to Simmechanics
You have a few options here, but they will all involve a bit of programming. In all options, you will need to identify the para...

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How I can simulate a wire rope for block pulley (winch )of crane in Simmechanics 2G , and after to see in Mechanical Explorer ?
We have a number of examples with cables and pulleys. Take a look at example Tower Crane with Trolley and Hoist. https://w...

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animation of a body
If you want to animate the force on the fingertip, you can use a Variable Solid whose length is defined by the magnitude of the ...

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Revolute Joint Definition in Multi Body Simulation
If you want the other leg to remain vertical, you will need to specify the joint targets between the 6-DOF joint for the other l...

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How to do Four Bar Mechanism
Sure! Derive the equations and program it in MATLAB or Simulink. --Steve

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missing example for simmechanics 2nd G. Cannot find ''double wishbone suspension'' example.
Hi B - I think that example was added in a later release. --Steve

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How do I drive a motor backwards in simulink?
Yes! In Simulink you can model this type of logic using a state machine in Stateflow, or simple if/then logic using Simulink bl...

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Controlling motion of a solid
Hi Travis, It looks close! If you apply a torque to the cylindrical joint, you can get it to spin, and for the oscillations you...

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Units in Matlab Model
Hi Daniel, The dropdown menus in Simscape permit you to specify units of the parameters. You can create your own unit combinat...

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How can I get the global centre of masse of a machine
The best way to get this answer would be to use the Inertia Sensor block added in R2019b. If that is not an option, you could s...

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How i can save in .XML
Hi Alex, Once the plug-in has been enabled, the option to export to Simscape Multibody will only appear if you have opened an a...

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How can i limit my joint blocks or certain distances?
Hi Julia, In Simscape Multibody you can limit the range of travel of a joint using joint limits. A spring-damper force becomes...

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How to run a Simulink example by not going through the whole coded tutorial? (mech_motorcycle_stability)
Hi Nicholas, The lines of code you have copy/pasted have a typo in them. It should be mech_motorcycle_data, not motorcycle_d...

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How to align two frame axes on Simscape, without connecting the solids
Hi Vincent, The joint combination of 3 parallel (Cylindrical - Telescopic) doesn't seem like a useful combination to me. I sus...

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Incorrect Torque Calculation SimMechanics
Hi Jacob, I am not sure I interpreted your explanation as you intended, but I believe the signals you are seeing on your scopes...

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CAD Import without Simulink Addon
Hi Brad, You can use CAD files directly from many formats, including STL, STEP, IGES. You do not need to convert them to XML. ...

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How to control the angular velocity.
Hi there, You can measure the wheel speed from the Revolute Joints. That speed signal can be fed to a feedback controller that...

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I need help getting this code to work in the current version of matlab
Comments above indicate the code is working. If you can explain why this code is not performing as as expected, add some detail...

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How to print the display of the mechanics explorers
Hi Perrick, Through release R2021a, this is not possible from within MATLAB. I have had success issuing some screenshotting co...

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How to set the quality of the output video in mechanics explorers
Hi Perrick, The video creator app in Simscape Multibody lets you set the frame size, frame rate, and a few other parameters to ...

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