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Creo Simulation Live User Interface
To access the Creo Simulation Live user interface, select the Live Simulation tab.
The user interface contains the following groups, commands, and shortcuts:
Add Simulation—Creates the following simulation studies:
—Structural analysis.
—Thermal analysis.
—Modal analysis.
Import From Existing—Imports part level simulation studies to the assembly level.
Performance Options—Adjusts the trade-off between speed and accuracy. Move the slider to the right for increased accuracy, but slower speed of simulation. Move the slider to the left to increase the speed of the simulation, at the cost of accuracy. Use the configuration option sim_live_result_quality to set the default value of accuracy of live simulation. The value varies from 0.05 to 1.0, and can be changed by multiples of 0.05.
Simulate—Starts live simulation. A fringe plot of the simulation results are displayed on the model in the graphics window. The results legend is displayed in the top right corner of the graphics window.
Click Simulate to toggle between starting and stopping live simulation. When live simulation is stopped the fringe plot of the results and the results legend are not displayed.
Constraints—You can create the following structure constraints for structural and modal analyses:
Fixed—Prevents translational motion of a surface in any direction.
Displacement—Allows movement of the selected surface by a prescribed value.
Frictionless—Prevents movement normal to the selected surface. Allows movement in all other directions.
Boundary Conditions—You can create the following thermal boundary conditions for thermal analyses:
Prescribed Temperature—Prescribed temperature boundary condition.
Convection—Convection boundary condition.
You can create the following structure loads for your model:
Force—Force load on a surface.
Moment—Moment load on a surface.
Pressure—Pressure load on a surface.
Gravity—Gravity load for the model.
Centrifugal—Centrifugal load for the model.
Result Options—Sets up the way results are displayed.
—Shows the deformation animation and animates it.
—Generates and displays a summary of active simulation results in a browser.
Simulation Tree
The Simulation Tree lists all the simulation studies, loads, and constraints for a model. You can access items on the Simulation Tree only from the Live Simulation tab.
Model Tree
The Model tree lists all simulation studies for a model. It does not list loads and constraints. Select a simulation study from the Model Tree and click to activate it.
In-graphics Toolbar
Access from the In-graphics toolbar to start Live Simulation.
Shortcut Menus
Right-click a simulation study in the Simulation Tree to access the following shortcut menu commands:
Delete—Deletes the selected simulation study, load, or constraint which is not in the active state.
Copy—Copies the selected load or constraint to the clipboard. Use the keyboard short-cut CTRL+V to paste the copied load or constraint.
Duplicate—Creates a copy of the simulation study along with the defined loads and constraints.
Rename—Rename the selected simulation study, load, or constraint. You can also use the shortcut F2 to rename an entity.
Activate—Sets the selected simulation study to the active state.
Selection Filter
By default, the selection filter is set to Geometry on the Live Simulation tab. You can select loads and constraints from the model by setting the value of the selection filter to Loads/Constraints.