Using H3D Flexbodies in MotionView

Follow the steps below to set flexbody properties in MotionView:
  1. Select a body in the modeling window or the Model Browser.
    The Bodies panel is displayed.
  2. Select the Properties tab.
  3. Activate the Flex Body check box.

    Figure 1. Flex Body Option
  4. For Abaqus: Use the .inp file.
  5. For ADAMS: Use the H3D file.
  6. For MotionSolve: Use the H3D file.
  7. Use the Invariants, Nodes, and Modes buttons to set the properties.
    Note: You can set a flexbody tolerance through MDL and the user interface. When the magnitude between the flexbody node and corresponding MDL point exceeds this tolerance, MotionView automatically inserts a dummy body to bridge the distance. If the difference is less than the tolerance, the entities are exported to ADAMS without a dummy body (unless explicitly requested).