BoundaryCondition (hwx.inspire.core)

Boundary conditions are constraints necessary for the solution of a boundary value problem.

The main types of boundary condition available are force, torque, support, temperature and etc. These can be applied to points, surfaces, edges or remotely offset from a feature. The way that the model is constrained can significantly affect the results and requires special consideration.


active: Bool color: Color connectionRadius: Double
connectionType: Enum direction: Direction distributed: Bool
features: Attribute localToPart: Bool location: Location
mode: Enum name: Attribute part: Attribute
parts: Attribute visible: Bool  


Public Methods

classmethod importLoads (cls, csvFile)
updatePosition (self, m44)

Attribute Details

active : Bool

Returns or sets the object activeness.

Setting this on or off sets all children. Setting to True sets all the parents active too.

color : Color

The color assigned to the Boundary Condition.

connectionRadius : Double (units=”length”)

The search radius for the Boundary Condition.

connectionType : Enum (rigid, flexible)

The type of the connection. Valid choices are:

  • rigid
  • flexible

direction : Direction

Returns the direction vector of the entity.

distributed : Bool

Returns whether the applied boundary condition is distributed or not.

Boundary conditions applied across the entire feature area (for faces) or length (for edges) are distributed and at a single point boundary conditions are non-distributed.

features : Attribute

Returns a list of features the entity is applied to.

localToPart : Bool

Returns or sets ‘Rotate with part’.

It makes boundary condition not to rotate or rotate along with its associated part.

location : Location (units=”length”)

Returns the location of the entity.

mode : Enum (direction, components)

Specifies the mode of the boundary condition.

Valid choices are:

  • direction
  • components

name : Attribute

Returns or sets the name of the object.

It can be any text string, including spaces, although it’s best to avoid using the following characters: ” ‘ * ? and $.

While these characters are allowed, they could create difficulties when you export the model to other applications.

part : Attribute

Returns the part on which the entity is applied graphically.

parts : Attribute

Returns a list of parts on which the entity is applied on.

visible : Bool

Determines whether the Boundary Condition is visible or not.

Property Details


Returns the feature on which the boundary condition is attached graphically.


Determines if the entity is applied on a hole or not.

Method Details

classmethod importLoads(cls, csvFile)

Imports boundary conditions to the active model from a csv file.

param csvFile:Csv file name containing all the BC information.
type csvFile:str
returns:List of error msgs that happened during import of all the boundary conditions.
updatePosition(self, m44)

Sets the design space positions of all the inspire parts to their position in the current analysis frame.