Setting Up Optimization Goals

You can use a parameter-based measure as the goal of an optimization study. This functionality proves handy if you want to run an optimization study based on a regeneration analysis or define a goal not normally available through Creo Simulate.

For example, although you cannot directly define geometry as a measure in Creo Simulate, you can define certain types of geometryâ€”such as curve length, surface area, and distance measuresâ€”as measures in Creo Parametric.

Thus, if you want to set up an optimization study that maximizes the length of a rod while maintaining certain frequency limits, you can start by defining a Creo Parametric parameter to control the curve length of the rod. You can then create a Creo Simulate measure based on this parameter.

After you create the curve length measure, you can define an optimization study that uses the curve length measure as a goal and the frequency range as a limit. For more information on defining goals for optimization studies, see Goal.

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