Uses of Measures

With measures, you can perform specific evaluations of aspects such as tensile, compressive, and shear strength, rotational flexibility, mass changes, refractive behavior, and so forth.

You can use measures to do the following:

• Set up measures to monitor specific aspects of your model's performance. For instance, you might want to know the stress tangent to a fillet's radius for the later calculation of fatigue.

• Use measures as convergence criteria for an analysis, or as a goal or a limit in a design study. You also use measures to measure sensitivity to parameter changes in a local or global sensitivity design study.

• Use measures to determine how much a shape change affects a particular quantity in your model. As an example, you can see how much changing the radius of a fillet increases or decreases von Mises stress at the fillet.

• You can also use measures to monitor your model's performance in dynamic situations. For instance, you can set up a measure at a particular point on the model to act as an accelerometer, gauging the rate of acceleration at that point during a dynamic analysis. You can also use dynamic measures to determine model velocity or position.

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