Importing Animations into SOLIDWORKS Visualize
Using flexible sub-assemblies and the Mate Controller feature to create a Motion Study that can be exported from SOLIDWORKS into Visualize.
Since its 2017 release, there is a tool to import Motion Studies into Visualize Professional. Users are now able to utilise an Add-In within the SOLIDWORKS CAD interface. Using the Add-In is more efficient as there is no need to re-animate the assembly within Visualize. It also allows users to take advantage of features such as Mate Controller and flexible sub-assemblies.
Sub-assemblies are by default added to a main assembly as rigid components. The sub-assembly can move but the movement of internal components is blocked. To allow movement, rigid sub-assemblies can be made flexible.