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Animated Assembly Documentation

I am hoping to create an animated assembly video to show how an assembly will go together, such as seen in this YouTube video https://youtu.be/1dZzA1jBHTA  Is there documentation in the Learning Center to show how to do this?  I assume it is more than simply setting artificial limits on the motion and then animating this?  Thanks!
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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,954
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    Sign up to Cadasio in the App Store. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI

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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 3,359 PRO
    edited December 2020
    You can only animate one mate at a time
    So there are a few things you could do. 

    Animate each part one at a time and edit the mouse clicks out of the video. 

    Or You can make a bunch of slider mates then connect the slider mates with linear relations and varying ratios.
    Then the whole thing will explode smoothly but all at once.

    Or you can do the rubiks animation trick... 
    One of these days I will find time to make a short video explaining the basics of it
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,954
    Accepted Answer
    Sign up to Cadasio in the App Store. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • elizabeth_giovanardielizabeth_giovanardi Member Posts: 9 EDU
    NeilCooke said:
    Sign up to Cadasio in the App Store. 
    I am interested in learning more about Cadasio, but can you tell me if the video tools I'm hoping to find are part of the free subscription level?  Or perhaps it is free to educational Onshape accounts?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,954
    You can create a free account with limited projects, which may be enough for you, but I don't know about EDU usage. You can contact their support athttps://www.cadasio.com/contact-us.html
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • elizabeth_giovanardielizabeth_giovanardi Member Posts: 9 EDU
    That app is incredible!  It's easy and free to use - much better than I was even asking for!
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