This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through your first Generative Assembly Structural
Analysis session, allowing you to get acquainted with the product. You just need to follow the
instructions as you progress.
In this tutorial, you will
create Analysis Connections (Analysis Connections workbench),
add properties to these connections (Generative Structural Analysis
workbench) and then compute the CATAnalysis document.
Entering Analysis Connections Workbench
Creating Analysis Face Face Connection
Creating Analysis Welding Point Connection
Creating Property Connections
Computing the Static Case
These tasks should take about 15 minutes to complete.
Entering Analysis Connections
The Analysis Connections workbench of the Generative Assembly Structural Analysis
product let's you add constraints to existing geometry. You can also add these constraints
using Product workbench (Design mode). If so, the geometry will be over-constrained.
Open the LandingGear.CATProduct document from the sample directory.
1. Select Start-> Analysis & Simulation -> Analysis Connections from the menu bar.
Now that you entered the Analysis Connections workbench ...
... the following commands are available:
In other words, you can create Face Face, Distant or Welding point connections.
In this tutorial, you will create Connections (Analysis Connections workbench of the
Generative Assembly Structural Analysis product), add property connections
(Generative Structural Analysis workbench of the Generative Part Structural Analysis
product) and then compute the CATAnalysis document.
Creating a Face Face Connection
Face Face Analysis Connections are connections used for connecting either faces that are
parallel to each others or concentric cylinders, on an assembly model.
Remember that you entered the Analysis Connections workbench of the
Generative Assembly Structural Analysis product.
This task shows you how to create a Face Face Connection.
1. Select the Face Face Connection