Degrees of Freedom for Weighted Links
Use the Degrees of Freedom field on the Weighted Link Definition dialog box to specify the degrees of freedom (DOFs) for the independent side of the link. You can select a combination of any of the following six DOFs:
• T1, T2, T3—Specify the translation of the node along an axis or axes of the coordinate system you select.
• R1, R2, R3—Specify rotation of the node about an axis or axes of the coordinate system you select.
If you do not specify a combination, Creo Simulate uses all the available DOFs.

You can only specify translational degrees of freedom in the native mode.

The representation of the translational and rotational degrees of freedom changes according to the coordinate system as follows:
• Cartesian—Tx, Ty, Tz and Rx, Ry, Rz
• Cylindrical—Tr, Tt, Tz and Rr, Rt, Rz
• Spherical—Tr, Tt, Tp and Rr, Rt, Rp

'r' indicates radius, 't' indicates theta, and 'p' indicates phi.


For 2D models, you can specify only Tx and Ty in native mode.

For information on correspondence between the axes in three coordinate systems, see
Axis Equivalents in Different Coordinate Systems.