Gravity Load—Creo Simulation Live

Gravity loads are body loads that simulate the force of gravity as it affects your model. When you define a gravity load, you specify the components of gravitational acceleration in each coordinate direction. A negative value opposes the coordinate direction. For example, if you want to simulate a downward gravitational force of 1G (386.4 in/sec2) in the Y direction, and you are working in in/sec2, you enter –386.4 in the Y entry box. If you enter 386.4, the gravitational force would be in the upward direction.

To Define a Gravity Load

1. Click Live Simulation > Gravity. The Gravity Load dialog box opens.

2. Enter a name for the load, or use the default name.

3. Specify the direction of gravitational acceleration for the X-, Y- and Z- directions. You can enter a value, mathematical expression, or parameter name in these fields.

4. Select units of gravitational acceleration from the drop-down list or accept the default units.

5. Click OK to create the gravity load.