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About the Analysis Definition Dialog Box
Click Mechanism Analysis to open the Analysis Definition dialog box and create a new analysis or edit an existing one. Select or modify the following items:
Type—Aspects of the dialog box change, depending on the type of analysis you select, because the different analyses require different input. Choose an analysis type:
Force balance
The Analysis Definition dialog box contains three tabs:
Preferences tab. Choose an analysis type:
Position and Kinematic
Force Balance
Motors tab
External loads tab (not available for position and kinematic analyses)
You can run an analysis immediately after defining it. When you click Run, the analysis definition is checked for errors in the same way as when you click OK. The defined analysis is run but is not added to the model. When you click OK, the software finishes the definition, creates the analysis, and adds the analysis definition to the model.