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About Load Transfer to Creo Simulate Structure Mode
After you run a dynamic analyses in Mechanism Design you can transfer the reaction forces and moments computed for a body to use as loads in Creo Simulate Structure Mode if you have a Mechanism Dynamics license. To transfer loads to Creo Simulate you must specify an in-session analysis, a body, the loads associated with the body, and the times during the analysis to evaluate the loads. You must also select a part, subassembly, or top-level assembly that contains the body to save the loads. The software saves the loads in a load set that you can apply to the same model in Creo Simulate Structure Mode.
To transfer loads to Creo Simulate, you must:
Run an analysis in Mechanism Design, or recover a saved analysis. You can use dynamic, force balance, or static analyses.
Define how you want to export the load set.
Save the component file in Mechanism Design.
Import the results as a load set in Creo Simulate Structure Mode.
The following loads are included in the transfer to Creo Simulate Structure Mode:
Cam, slot, gear, servo motor, and joint reaction forces
Force motor, spring, and damper loads
Loadcell lock loads
Gravitational loads
Inertial loads
External forces and torques
When you click Analysis > Use in Simulation, the Load Export dialog box opens, as long as there is an available result set. Use the Load Export dialog box to specify the result set, analysis time, and component to use to create a Mechanism Design load set.
To use the transferred loads, Click Applications > Simulate. to open Creo Simulate Structure Mode. Click Loads > Mechanism Load. The load set will be named MechanismLoadSetx, where x is a number.
For information on importing the loads into Creo Simulate Structure Mode, search the Help Center.