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Guidelines for Structure Loads
Before you add loads to your model, be sure you have the geometry and references you need already in place. Pay particular attention to the following items:
Names—Use names that uniquely and clearly identify the objective, placement, or other key characteristics of the load. If you use the default names, you or other users may have trouble distinguishing the loads later.
Coordinate systems—If you plan to make a structural load relative to any coordinate system other than the WCS, you need to have that coordinate system in place or you can create it as you work. You also need to make that coordinate system current. For more information, see About Coordinate Systems.
Datum points
Shell models—If you plan to load a shell model surface, region, curve, or point that Creo Simulate may compress during analysis, see Modeling Entities and Idealizations to learn about how Creo Simulate processes loads placed on these geometry types.
Placing loads on a cylindrical surface—When you apply a load on a cylindrical surface, such as a hole, the load is placed on both surfaces that form the cylinder.
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