Manage Subsystems

A subsystem is a CAE representation of a self-contained assembly or group of assemblies within a larger system model. For example, the body of a car, a seat, a door, and the center console each make up a subsystem within a full vehicle simulation.

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The Subsystem Browser allows you to organize the model into manageable subsystems to aide model management. Alternatively, it takes existing include model management and extends it to provide representation, revision, and configuration management. Management of subsystem connections should be controlled using Attachments.

During the model build and assembly process, you would use the Part Browser to go from CAD to CAE a model of subsystem. Then, you would use the Subsystem Browser once each subsystem has been assembled to build a system-level model.