By Sakineh Orangi – Simulation Application Engineer at SolidXperts
In SOLIDWORKS 2019, the Remote Load/Mass PropertyManager was redesigned to improve the user experience and it introduced distributed coupling. The Remote Loads/Mass PropertyManager allows us to apply remote loads, remote masses, and remote displacements for static, topology and nonlinear studies. One of the ways to access the Remote Loads/Mass PropertyManager is to right click on External Loads in the simulation tree of linear static, nonlinear static or topology.
We select the faces to apply remote loads, remote masses or remote translations and / or rotations.
We define the coordinate system used for interpretation of location and directions of the remote features.
After this step, we enter the coordinates of the reference node location in a local or global coordinate system.
In the case of definition of remote force or remote distance, we check the Translational Components and enter the values of remote loads or remote translation in the three directions X, Y and Z.
If there is any remote moments or remote rotations, we check Rotational Components and then enter the data.
Connection type can be Distributed or Rigid. If there were several coupling points, we use Distributed coupling. For rigid connection, the coupling nodes do not move relative to each other. The faces where remote loads or displacements are applied behave like rigid bodies.
Mass option is used to define components of remote mass. Data necessary for this option is the value of remote mass and moment of inertia regarding the axis of X, Y and Z.
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