4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2007 7:08 AM by Christopher Thorn

    Apply force/restraint to part of a face only

    Christopher Thorn
      Hi, thanks for helping!

      I was wondering if it's possible to apply a force (or restraint) in
      COSMOSWorks to just part of a face on a model.

      For example, consider you have a 300mm long 20mm diameter bar, the
      ends of which are located fully in 20mm diameter holes in 10mm
      thick support plates.

      In the centre of the bar along a 20mm length I want to apply a
      uniform downwards force. however, in COSMOSWorks you can only
      select the entire face.

      Is it possible to (a) define the fixed restraints as being 10mm
      long on the surface of the bar and (b) define the force
      to be along 20mm of the bar in the centre?

      Any suggestions are appreciated - thanks!