Import Remote Loads from CSV

Apply/create load cases with remote Forces/Moments from an external comma separated values (CSV) file.

Loads are mapped from the specified location to the closest part face. All loads and locations are specified in the global coordinate system. You can specify multiple load cases in each CSV file, although only one may be applied at a time.

  1. In the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. Depending on the type of analysis, select the following:
    • For Structural analysis, select > Imported remote load.
    • For Multi-loadcases analysis, select (Load cases) > Imported remote load
  3. In the dialog, click the Import from CSV button.
  4. Browse to the desired CSV file in the File explorer.
  5. Click Open.
  6. In the Imported remote loads dialog, if more than one load case is present in the CSV file, select the load case to apply in the drop-down menu.
  7. Optional: If desired, edit loads.
    1. Select a row in the dialog and click Edit load.
      Tip: You can also double-click on a row to edit. Both methods will display a remote load dialog.
    2. In the remote load dialog, edit desired values (remote load location, load values, and application faces/spots).
    3. Click OK.
  8. In the Imported remote loads, specify Coordinates, Force, and Moment units.
  9. Click OK.
    The load is applied and is listed in the Project Tree.

Imported Remote Load CSV File Format

CSV file format for importing remote loads.

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.
  • Mx, My and Mz – Numeric values. Moment 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,Mx,My,Mz,Load case