In the words of SolidWorks, “Sensors monitor selected properties of parts and assemblies and alert you when values deviate from the limits you specify.” They come in handy when creating optimization studies. (Check out this week’s blog.)
To create a sensor, right click the “Sensors” folder in the feature manager tree. Then, select “Add Sensor”
Next, select your sensor type.
Simulation Data: Monitors simulation results like stress and displacement
Mass Properties: Monitors things like mass, volume and surface area
Dimension: Monitors any dimension you select
Interference Detection: This option is only available for assemblies. It will warn you if any parts (of your choosing) interfere with one another.
Proximity: This option is also only available for assemblies. It is similar to interference detection. It will warn you if your parts cross a line.
Motion Data: This option is only available with the motion add in turned on. It will monitor existing result information from a motion study.
Within these options there is much to explore. Happy hunting!
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