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Generative design structural loads and constraints

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Generative design structural loads and constraints


I have two questions about the structural loads.

1) What is the difference between having multiple loads defined as opposed to one single load (a result of all loads)?

2) What does exactly "structural constraints" do?

Thank you

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in reply to: m_javadiFMN5N

Hi @m_javadiFMN5N 

Great questions.

When setting up a Generative Design study, a Load Case is all the applied load at one point in time. You can have as many loads applied. If a different load is occurring at a different point in time, you would create another load case.


A constraint lock a one or more faces in place. At lest one face needs to be constrained, otherwise the applied force(s) would just move or rotate the part.


The image below shows a Generative Design Study (1) with multiple Load Cases (2), (5) and (6) and multiple loads (3) and (4).


Here is a link to a few Generative Design tutorials that will help.



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