Creating a Simulation

This task shows you how to animate a product in a simulation once you have created the turntable.
  1. Select the turntable axis.

  2. Click Simulation . The Edit Simulation dialog box appears:
    If you did not previously selected the element to animate, the Select dialog box opens to let you select the desired element.

  3. Move the turntable as you wish using the compass.

  4. Click Insert to record the desired shots in your animation.


    As soon as you insert your first keyframe, the dialog box buttons are activated to let you Modify, Delete or Skip the current shot by clicking the appropriate button. 

    For more information on animating in a simulation and using the Manipulation toolbar, refer to Animating Scene Elements in a Simulation in this guide.

  5. Keep on inserting key frames then preview the animation by clicking the Play Forward button and with the Animate viewpoint check box selected.

    When you run the simulation, the animated object rotates around the turntable axis:
    • You cannot add objects to a simulation based on a turntable (even if Edit simulation objects is available)
    • You can click Edit analysis at any time to open the Edit Analysis in Simulation dialog box which lets you edit the interferences you may have previously defined. In case no interference has been defined, the dialog box is empty.
  6. Whenever you need to modify the simulation, just double-click it in the specification tree to re-open the Edit Simulation dialog box.