Defining the Options of an Analysis

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.

When you select the Options tab on the Analysis panel, a list of the options belonging to the current analysis is displayed. Each analysis has a compliant option by default. This option can be used to toggle the state of joints within the analysis. The joint or bushing within the analysis should be modeled within an *if(Op_Compliant == "Yes") loop in the MDL language using a text editor.

  1. From the Project Browser, select an analysis.
    The Analysis panel is displayed.
  2. Select the Options tab.
  3. Specify whether to make the system compliant or non-compliant from the drop-down menu.
    Selecting Yes makes all the compliant joints in the system compliant while selecting No makes all compliant joints non-compliant.

    In addition to converting compliant joints, MotionView can turn other entities on or off in a system according to predefined system settings. For example, MotionView can turn off specific entities such as springs or stabilizer bars when the system is made non-compliant.

    • The Compliant option is applied to all subsystems beneath the current system.
    • The Compliant option can be overridden for individual joints in the Joints panel.
    • Not all joints can be compliant. The rules for converting joints from compliant to non-compliant are built into each model using the MDL language.
    • See *Option() in the MDL Language Reference for more information on creating options.