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Mechanism Loads
Use Insert > Mechanism Loadto import a load set from Mechanism Design Extension into Structure. Before using this command, you must use the Use In Structure command in Mechanism Design to create the load set based on the results of a dynamic analysis. This option is not available in FEM mode.
The load set that you create in Mechanism Design includes inertial and reaction forces and gravity, as well as any applied external forces and torques. When you create the load set, you associate the load set with a part, subassembly, or top-level assembly file. To import the Mechanism Design load set and use the loads in Structure, you must complete two steps:
Open the component file in Structure and import the load set.
Associate the loads that you want to use with geometric references.
It is important that you carry out both steps. If you do not associate the loads before you exit Structure, Creo Simulate will not save them with the model. To associate a load, highlight the load icon on your model, select Edit > Definition to open the appropriate dialog box, and select a geometric reference for the load.
When you select Insert > Mechanism Load, the Mechanism Load Import dialog box appears. Use this dialog box to specify which Mechanism Design loads you want to include in a Structure load set. For information on the various types of imported loads, see How Structure Imports Loads from Mechanism Design.
* You can import the same Mechanism Design load set several times in a given Structure session by making sure the Clear Load Info After Import check box on the Mechanism Load Import dialog box is not selected. This gives you the option of associating the loads from the Mechanism Design load set with different entities in the same model.
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