Edit an Analyses

Modify attachments, set initial conditions, define options, and import/export the analysis.

  1. Each analysis has a list of attachments that connect it to other systems or assemblies on the Attachments tab. You can modify an attachment by highlighting it in the Attachments list and using the entity collector to the right of the list.
    1. Select the Attachments tab.
    2. Click Add.
    3. In the dialog, specify a label and variable name.
    4. Select the attachment entity from the drop-down menu.
    5. Select Single only or Pair or single for Type.
      Note: Certain entities cannot be modeled in pairs so these options may be disabled.
    6. Enter any notes.
    7. Click OK to close the dialog.
  2. Click the Options tab.
    A list of the options belonging to the current analysis is displayed. An option is used to customize an entity definition within an analysis. Options can perform operations such as turning entities on or off, or converting joints in an analysis from compliant to non-compliant.
  3. Each analysis has a Compliant option by default. This option can be used to toggle the state of joints within the system. Specify whether to make the analysis compliant or non-compliant from the drop-down menu.
    Selecting Yes makes all the compliant joints in the analysis compliant while selecting No makes all compliant joints non-compliant.
  4. Select the Initial Conditions tab.
    1. Enter values in the x, y, and z directions to set the initial translational and rotational velocity of all bodies in the analysis.
      Note: Initial conditions can be applied to any analysis in the model. The initial conditions applied to an analysis are automatically applied to its sub-analyses. If the initial conditions of sub-analyses are set separately, the settings override those of the system above it. Each initial setting that is overridden by a sub-analysis is listed on the right side of the parent analysis’ Initial Conditions tab.
  5. Select the System Translation tab.
    If symmetry is on, system symmetry is maintained. If symmetry is off, the entire system moves in the specified direction.
    1. Define a translation direction.
    2. Enter the distance to move the system along the coordinates in the Translation distance text box.