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Analysis Library Features

An analysis library feature is a frequently used analysis feature (such as load/restraint, mesh control, contact condition, etc)  that you create once and save in a library for future use.

The advantages of using analysis libraries are twofold:

  • Automate the use of analysis library items defined for a certain model in other similar models

  • Provide a means for the expert to define the most commonly used analysis features to analyze a specific design environment or operating conditions

Analysis Library

When you define an analysis library and set its path appropriately, the program creates an analysis library folder identified by the icon in the Task Pane. The Analysis Library folder is located on the disk in <install_directory> \Data\Analysis Library. The following folders are included in the Analysis Library folder:

  • Environment. Contains library documents with groups of loads, supports, study properties, contacts, etc.

  • Examples. Contains examples highlighting different techniques for using loads, fixtures, contact conditions, etc. See Simulation Advisor Examples.

  • Loads. Contains documents with load library items.

  • Supports. Contains documents with support library items.

You can use analysis library folders to perform the following tasks:

  • Display the analysis library features and the subfolders that contain library features.

  • Preview the analysis library feature parts.

  • Insert the library features in part or assembly documents

To set the path to existing analysis library folders, click Simulation, Options. Under the System Options tab, select Default library.

Related Topics

Adding Analysis Library Features to a Document

Creating Analysis Library Features

Deleting Analysis Library Features

Editing Analysis Library Features

References and Values with Analysis Library Features


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