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Fixtures

The Fixture PropertyManager allows you to prescribe zero or non-zero displacements on vertices, edges, or faces for use with static, frequency, buckling, dynamic and nonlinear studies.

To apply a restraint:

  1. In a study, right-click the Fixtures and select from the options.

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click on Apply loads and select Restraints on the Simulation toolbar.

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click Simulation, Loads/Fixture, Fixtures.

The Fixture PropertyManager appears.

  1. Set Type to one of the following:

Under Standard:

Under Advanced:

  1. Select the model entities to which the restraint is applied.

  2. If you select Use Reference Geometry in step 2, select a valid entity for direction.

  3. In nonlinear studies and for restraints other than Fixed, Immovable, and Symmetry restraints, you can associate the selected restraint type with a time curve. Under Variation with time, do the following:

  1. Click Linear to use a default linear time curve.

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Click Curve then click Edit.

The Time Curve dialog box opens.

  1. Enter a name for the time curve in the Name box.

  2. Enter the curve data points under the X and Y columns.

  3. Click OK.

  1. In the PropertyManager, click .

Related Topics

Split tab for Fixture

Symmetry Restraints for Shell Models

Symmetry Restraints for Solid Models



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