I am in the process of developing a robotics design on SolidWorks.
The goal of this design is to tilt a platform using 2 actuators.
My design utilizes 2 indirect actuators that are separately powered and operated to tilt the platform on each end.
Each actuator has a fixed rotational joint at the top, that should rotate along the hinge as it gets pushed up with it's actuator, thus lowering the other side at the same time.
(See MODEL 1 below, which contains a brief 360 and identifies the actuators on my SW model).
Please note the 2 rotational joints at the top of each actuator, and notice that they have full rotational capability at any stage.
However, when I attach a metal plate onto my rotating joints and try to animate my SolidWorks design, it ends up pulling the opposite actuator, and keeps the metal plate level the entire time. It does not move the rotational joint at the top of it's actuator at all. Which does not make any sense because the rotational joint should account for the actuators push.
As the actuator moves up one one side, both joints should rotate by the same angle, and the plate should tilt. However this does not happen at all, both actuators move together, and the plate remains flat.
Can anyone please explain why this is happening and what I can do to fix this issue?
Is this a problem with SolidWorks perhaps?
Any input would be highly appreciated, I can provide more information if needed.
Thank you for your time
(See MODEL 2 below, which contains the problem, a brief 360, and identifies the actuators with the metal plate on my SW model).