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References and Values with Analysis Library Features

When you save a part or an assembly as an analysis library, the software adds a Library References and a Library Values folder in the Simulation study tree.

Library References

Lists the references that you need to specify when you insert this feature. When you define a load or a fixture and add it to a library, the software creates at least one item in the Library References folder. The Library References folder lists all selections related to defining a load, fixture, or connection library feature.

For example, when you define a load, fixture, or connection, you select a load/fixture/connection entity, a reference geometry to define direction (if applicable), and provide numerical value(s) for that load, fixture, or connection. When you add the feature to the library, the software creates an item in the Library References folder for each selection you made when you defined the feature. Items corresponding to the feature values are created in the Library Values folder as described in the following section.

Library Values

The Library Values folder contains all input values related to defining a load, fixture, or connection item marked as a library feature. For example, when you define a load, you provide numerical values for the components of the load. When you mark this load as a library feature, the numerical values appear in the Library Values folder. Each input value will be represented by a separate item in the Library Values folder. Unless marked as Internal Values (described below), you can change any numerical value and define lower and upper bounds.

Internal Values

If you do not want other users to change a prescribed value while inserting a library feature, mark the value as an Internal Value.

To mark a load/fixture value as an internal value:

  1. Select the value from the Library Values folder.

  2. Drag the value to the Internal Values folder.

Related Topics

Adding Analysis Library Features to a Document

Analysis Library Features

Creating Analysis Library Features

Deleting Analysis Library Features

Editing Analysis Library Features


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