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How to apply multiple motors to the same element in the same axis in an animation?

First of all, excuse me if this question was already asked. I spent a lot of time searching and I didn't find anything.


I want to animate a system with two linear pneumatic cylinders, each one will move forwards and backwards.


I generate different motors for each direction, but in the animation I can only choose one of the two motors. Anyone have had the same problem?

Accepted by topic author JuanSebastian
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Juan,   Use only the 1 motor.   In the animation editor b...

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Use only 1 motor.


In the animation editor bar Right Mouse button the motor and Copy it

Then RMB again and choose the mirror option   this will create new frames and revers its direction.

you will need to play with frames, times, motor limits and such but this is the basic workflow.


See video here:


This is certianly not a very heads up workflow so I HTH.

Matt Johnson
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions

Re: Juan,   Use only the 1 motor.   In the animation editor b...

It worked, I have ST4 and it was exactly like it is shown in the video.

Sorry for taking so long to give the feedback, I've been busy working in something else.

Thanks a lot for your help Matt

Juan Sebastian