Chrono::SolidWorks© tutorials

Tutorials for users that installed the Chrono::Solidworks add-in for SolidWorks.

Ohter examples can be found directly in the Chrono::SolidWorks repository under examples.

  • Demo Engine

    Learn the basics of Chrono::SolidWorks add-in for SolidWorks:

    • model a 3D assembly using SolidWorks,
    • export it as a .py file containing the Chrono::Engine system description.
    • run a Python simulation of the exported system
    • render the simulation using POVray

  • Demo Engine Advanced

    Tips for advanced use of Chrono::SolidWorks add-in, with some Python tricks and tips for:

    • modify the exported scene by creating custom constraints
    • assigning POVray materials
    • creating custom POVray objects
    • attaching a camera to a moving part

  • Demo Collision Shapes

    Learn how to define collision shapes when using the Chrono::SolidWorks add-in for SolidWorks©.

    • assign collision shapes to parts in SolidWorks
    • create and assign surface materials to parts using Python
    • customize advanced POVray pigments and textures
    • move the ground to simulate an earthquake

  • Make a spider robot in SolidWorks and simulate it

    Import a SolidWorks model of a crawling robot into your PyChrono program, and simulate it.

    • use the Chrono::SolidWorks Add-In for exporting a mechanical system
    • load the system in PyChrono
    • add actuators and additional items not modeled in CAD
    • show the simulation in an Irrlicht 3D view

Tutorials using pre-exported models

These tutorials come with pre-exported models to allow the user to test the import functionalities without having to install the add-in straight away.