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Applying Fixtures

Fixtures lets you define fixed restraints. Each restraint can contain multiple faces. The restrained faces are constrained in all directions. You must fix at least one face of the part to avoid analysis failure due to rigid body motion.

To apply fixtures:

  1. Click Add a fixture.

    The Fixture PropertyManager appears.

  2. In the graphics area, select faces to fix.
  3. Click .

    The fixture is added to the Fixtures folder in the SimulationXpress study tree and a check mark appears next to Fixtures in the SimulationXpress wizard.

    To add or edit a fixture, click Add a fixture or Edit an existing fixture. To delete a fixture, right-click the fixture in the study tree and select Delete. To change the name of the fixture, click-pause-click the fixture name in the study tree and type the new name. You can also edit a fixture in the SimulationXpress study tree by right-clicking the fixture and selecting Edit Definition.

  4. Click Next.


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