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Bearing Fixture PropertyManager

The PropertyManager allows you to simulate the interaction between a shaft and the ground through a bearing. Since the components supporting the shaft are assumed to be much more rigid than the shaft, they can be considered as the ground.The feature is available for static, frequency, and buckling studies.

To display this PropertyManager, right-click Fixtures and select Bearing Fixture.


Cylindrical Face Enables selection of a full cylindrical face or concentric cylindrical faces of smaller angles of the shaft.
Allow self-alignment Defines self-aligning bearing connectors that allow an unrestricted off-axis shaft rotation. You can define radial and axial direction stiffnesses for a self-aligning bearing.


Rigid   Prevents the selected face from translating or deforming. Allows the selection to rotate about its axis.
Flexible   Allows the selected face to deform and axially displace.
Radial Resists lateral deformation.
Axial Resists axial displacement.
Stabilize shaft rotation   Prevents rotational instability (caused by torsion) that can lead to numerical singularities.

Symbol Settings

Edit Color   Uses the color selected for the symbols
Symbol Size Sets the size of the symbols.
Show preview   Toggles the display of the connector symbols in the graphics area.

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