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About the Load Information List
The following types of load are available in the Load Export dialog box when you define a load set for export. The name of the load is usually the same as the name used to define the force or moment, with these exceptions:
Joint Connections—Reaction forces and moments are listed separately, with _force and _moment, respectively, appended to the connection name as assigned in the Component Placement dashboard. For example, if your model has two joint connections named Connection1 and Connection2 , there will be four loads Connection_Force_1, Connection_Moment_1, Connection2_Force_1 and Connection2_Moment_1.
Gravity Acceleration—The load includes gravitational acceleration and the translational component of inertial acceleration. The combined load is named Gravity_Accel in the Load Export dialog box.
Inertial Loads—These include the angular velocity and acceleration components of a centrifugal load, and are listed as Centrifugal1_Vel and Centrifugal1_Acc, respectively. Upon transfer to Creo Simulate, these two loads are combined into a single centrifugal load.
Remember that the naming rules in Creo Simulate are more restrictive than the Mechanism Design naming rules. A file name in Creo Simulate may not be longer than 32 characters, nor contain non usascii characters, spaces, special characters, or start with a numeral. If you transfer a load whose name violates any of these rules, the name is automatically changed.