Creo Simulate > Modeling Structure and Thermal Problems > Structure Loads > Gravity Loads > To Define Gravity Loads
To Define Gravity Loads
1. Click Home > Gravity. The Gravity Load dialog box opens.
2. Enter a name for the load, or use the default name.
3. Select an existing load set from the Member of Set area or click New to create a new load set.
4. If you do not want to use the current coordinate system click World to select the WCS, or click Selected to select a UCS, in the Coordinate System area. The selected coordinate system appears in the collector.
* If you are working on a 2D model, Creo Simulate uses the coordinate system you specified during the definition of the 2D model as the WCS.
5. Select one of the following from the drop-down list to specify the magnitude and direction for the Acceleration:
Dir Vector & Mag
Dir Points & Mag
6. Specify the directional values. You can enter a value, mathematical expression, or parameter name in these fields. Select units of gravitational acceleration from the drop-down list or accept the default units.
7. To display the load, click Preview. The software displays an arrow representing the gravity direction on your model.
8. Click OK to accept the dialog box and save the load.
If the software does not encounter any definition problems, it applies the load that you specified. The software also adds an icon at the origin of the WCS.
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