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Animate 2D Mechanism in Sketcher CATIA 3DExperience R21x

Hello everyone :)

I recently participated in a CATIA Talk and it was awesome! I've been invited by the CATIA Team to perform a live demonstration of the 3DExperience Release 2021x On Cloud.

I wanted my topic to be useful and original. So I decided to pick something that I guess few CATIA users actually know it exist: Constraint Animation in Sketcher.

This feature allows you to animate a 2D mechanism in a sketch. You just need to draw different shapes that represent parts, assemble them and control a free constraint. In that case, I created a Piston mechanism and I control the rotation angle of the crankshaft.

Watch the video and learn more about the capabilities of mechanism animation in Sketcher. The scenario is very easy to reproduce so feel free to try it and test new mechanisms.

Find many more interesting CATIA Talk on the CATIA User Community : https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:6

Hope you enjoy :)
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Animation in CATIA sketches has been around since Version 5 was introduced, maybe before that. I often used this to solve 2D kinematic problems, as it's much quicker then Kinematics based on Assemblies.

Thanks for doing the presentation. I saw it yesterday on Facebook. Well done!
Good to hear that you knew about it @MrCATIA and thanks for the comment :) I feel like few knows that such a feature exist in Sketcher. Indeed for 2D kinematic, it is great! When it comes to 3D the new system of Engineering Connection in Assembly Design (3DExperience) is much better than DMU Kinematic in V5. Take Care!