The Animate Constraint command within the sketch allows you to change a single constraint. If the entire sketch is properly dimensioned (not over-constrained or under constrained) it is possible to look at the sketch behavior depending on the variation of one constraint. In this way, it is possible to simulate the behavior of the complex assembly in the sketch in a simple way.
Except for the parameters in the menu, Actions, and Options keys are available.
Run Back Animation -
displays different constraint values starting from the last value (Last value),
Pause Animation –
stops the animation at the current value of the defined constraint
Run Animation – starts the animation according to the defined options,
One Shot –
displays animation only once
– shows the animation from the start to the end, then from the end to the beginning,
– works the same as Reverse
with infinite repetition
– works the same as One shot with infinite repetition
The following example shows the animation of the piston stroke