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FEM Mode Workflow
When you analyze a design in FEM mode, you typically complete the following five-step process:
Create model geometry in Creo Parametric.
Simplify your model.
Select or define a system of units.
Add modeling prerequisites such as coordinate systems and regions, if desired.
Add materials, loads, and constraints.
Add idealizations such as shells, springs, beams, and masses.
Add connections such as welds, links, and interfaces.
Define the analysis.
Select the analysis type.
Select the constraints, loads, modes, and frequencies to be used in the analysis, as applicable.
Apply mesh controls.
Create the mesh.
Review the mesh and refine, if necessary.
Export the mesh to FEA solvers such as NASTRAN or ANSYS.
Review the exported mesh.
Optionally, run the analysis.
If you ran an analysis, you can import the solved model into the postprocessor and review the results.
View graphical renditions of your model's analysis results
Define FEA parameters for your results
Review the analysis statistics
Evaluate FEM Hard Point reports
Be aware that the order of the steps—particularly during the model development phase—may be different depending on your preferences, modeling goals, and techniques. Additionally, if you plan to export a deck rather than run a FEM analysis from within Creo Simulate, you can skip defining an analysis.
You can also consider an alternative workflow if you are working with an assembly and create a hierarchical mesh.