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Parameters Dialog Box

Creates parameters that you can link to model dimensions, global variables, and features from Simulation or Motion studies. You can also edit or delete existing parameters.

You can use parameters in Design Studies and link them to variables that can be changed with each iteration of an evaluation or optimization design scenario.

To access the Parameters dialog box, click Insert > Design Study > Parameters.

You can also view defined parameters in the Parameters node of the Simulation study tree.

  Name Type a name of the parameter.
  Category Selects the type of the parameter from one of the following:
Model dimension
Linear, angular, or pattern instances
Global Variable
Define global variables in the Add Equation dialog box.
Simulation
Study properties, Material, Mesh, Loads, Fixtures, Shells, Contact
Motion
Study properties, Motors, Springs and Dampers, Contact
  Value Shows the numeric value of the parameter.
  Comment Shows descriptive information about the parameter.
  Linked Shows an asterisk , when the parameter is linked to a component.

Properties

  Value Type a numeric value of the parameter
  Expression Select to type an expression that defines the parameter. You can use a combination of operators, mathematical functions, constants or previously defined parameters to define an expression.
The units of the expression must be compatible with the defined parameter. For example, if you defined p = 50 psi, and A = 5 cm2, then you can properly define a force F = 3*P*A. It is not correct to define F with dimensionally incorrect terms such as A, 5*A2 , P, P2 , or P/A.
  Units Select the units for the numeric value of the parameter. List of available units is filtered according to the selected feature.
  Comment (optional) Type additional descriptive information about the parameter.

References

  Item Selection Select a feature from the Simulation or Motion tree to link to the parameter. You can select more than one feature of the same type to link to one parameter.
You can also link similar features from different studies to one parameter. For example, you can link one parameter to the magnitude of Force 1 in study 1 and also the magnitude of Force 2 in study 2.
  Component Link Filters the available components according to the selected feature in the Simulation or Motion tree. Select the desired component from the list to link to the parameter.
     
     


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