To Create a Gap (FEM Mode)

1. Click Refine Model > Gap. The Gap Definition dialog box opens.

2. Specify the following in the Gap Definition dialog box.

◦ Name—Spcify a name or accept the default name. By default, Creo Simulate assigns the name as GapX where X increments automatically.

◦ References—If you did not select geometry before opening the Gap Definition dialog box, select one of these references for the gap and select the appropriate geometric entities on your model:

▪ Point-Point—Select two points or two vertices.

▪ Point-Edge (Projection) — Select a point and an edge, or a vertex and an edge. When you select a point and an edge, the contact created is represented by the shortest projected distance between the point and the edge.

▪ Point-Surface (Projection)—Select a point and a surface, or a vertex and a surface. When you select a point and a surface, the contact created is represented by the shortest projected distance between the point and the surface.

You can use a vertex as a point by selecting the vertex location. |

▪ Surface-Surface—Select two surfaces.

◦ Clearance

◦ Axial Stiffness

◦ Transverse Stiffness

3. If you have selected Surface-Surface under Reference, select one of these methods for calculation of the stiffness values from the Distribution list:

◦ Total

◦ Per Unit Area

Return to About Gaps or Creating Gaps (FEM Mode).