If you’ve ever worked with assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, you’re probably familiar with some of the tools to evaluate the functionality of a design. There’s Collision Detection, which helps identify collisions between selected components during dynamic assembly motion. Interference detection is used to check for any interferences between static components. And Clearance Verification, which determines the minimum clearance between static components. But what if you needed to check the clearance between components while they’re moving? For example, the clearance between the piston and the cylinder head.
That’s where the tool called Dynamic Clearance can help. As its name suggests, it allows you to detect the clearance between two moving parts. It can be accessed by clicking on Move Component or Rotate Component on the Assembly toolbar (the same place to access Collision Detection).