Import Forces for Multi-loadcases

Create load cases and apply Forces from an external comma separated values (.csv) file.

Within a tolerance, Forces are mapped from the specified force location to the closest part face. Forces and locations are specified in the global coordinate system. You can specify multiple loadcases in each .csv file and they are all created automatically on import.

  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. On the workbench toolbar, select > Import Forces.

    Figure 1.
  3. In the Imported forces dialog, click Import from CSV.
  4. Select the desired .csv file from the file explorer and click Open.
  5. Optional: In the Imported forces dialog, if more than one load case is present in the .csv file, select the load case to edit a coordinate value to fine-tune the position or change the force input.
    Note: This may be required if the tolerance to the part face is too large.
  6. Click OK.
    The load is applied and listed in the Project Tree.

Imported Loads CSV File Format

CSV file format for importing Forces.

CSV file format fields

The CSV file contains one header row and one or more additional data rows. Data values are as follows:
  • X, Y and Z – Numeric values. Spatial location of the remote load.
  • Fx, Fy and Fz – Numeric values. Force component values in X, Y and Z directions.
  • Load case – (optional) String value. Only required if multiple load cases are present

Example CSV file

X,Y,Z,Fx,Fy,Fz,Load case