Moment Load—Generative Design
You can create moment loads on surfaces in your model.
To Define a Moment Load
1. Click Loads > Moment. The Moment Load dialog box opens.
2. Specify a name for the load, or use the default name. Optionally click the color swatch adjacent to the Name box to change the color of the icon, the distribution, or the text displayed for the load.
3. Select a surface to which you want to apply the moment load. Your selection appears in the References collector.
4. Select one of the following options to define the magnitude and direction of the load:
Magnitude and direction—Specify the value of the unit vectors for direction by typing a value of 0, 1 or -1 in the X, Y, or Z field.
Alternatively click and select a linear edge or planar surface to specify the direction of moment. The value of the unit vector is displayed in the X, Y, or Z field.
Specify the magnitude of the force in the Magnitude entry box.
Directional components—Specify the components of moment for each coordinate direction X, Y, or Z. The resultant direction and magnitude of the load is determined from the values you specify for each coordinate. If you enter a positive value the moment is applied in the same direction as the vector. If you use a negative value, the direction of moment opposes the vector.
5. The default coordinate system of the model is the reference coordinate system and is displayed in the Coordinate system collector. If the model does not have a default coordinate system then the button is not available and the Coordinate system collector is empty. You can select any coordinate system, or create a UCS (user coordinate system).and designate it as the default coordinate system.
You can also select an alternative reference coordinate system from the Model Tree or Graphics Window.
Click to return to using the default coordinate system of the model.
6. Select units of moment from the list or accept the default units.
7. Click OK to create and save the moment load.