Creo Simulate > Modeling Structure and Thermal Problems > Structure Loads > Force and Moment Loads > To Define Force and Moment Loads
To Define Force and Moment Loads
1. Click Home > Force/Moment Load. The Force/Moment Load dialog box opens.
2. Specify 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 display the Load Set dialog box and create a new load set.
4. If you did not select geometric entities as references before you opened the dialog box, select one of these References from the drop-down list:
The selected geometric references appear in the References collector.
5. Accept the default current coordinate system or click Selected to change the reference coordinate system to a UCS in the CSYS area. Or click WCS. The CSYS collector displays the active coordinate system.
* 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.
6. If you want to specify the distribution and spatial variation for the load click Advanced to display these fields:
Spatial Variation
7. Select one of these options from the drop-down list under Force to specify magnitude and direction, and enter the appropriate values:
Dir Vector & Mag
Dir Points & Mag
In the directional component fields, you can enter a value, mathematical expression, or parameter name.
8. Select units of force or moment from the drop-down list or accept the default units.
9. If desired, repeat step 8 for the Moment area.
10. To display the load you just defined, click Preview. Creo Simulate displays the load distribution and direction using arrows.
11. Click OK to accept the load definition.
If Creo Simulate identifies any problems with the way you defined the load, it displays a message box informing you of the situation.
If Creo Simulate does not encounter any definition problems, it applies the loads that you specified to all the entities you selected. Creo Simulate also adds a load icon to the geometry you are loading.
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