Just wanting to look at if a metal plate will deform slightly under it's own weight to see if I should reinforce it, it is held at two points.
You can add gravity by adding acceleration to the full model.
Hi thank you for your help, I am quite new to solidworks, how do you do this?
Attach your *.sldprt file here if you can't figure it out.
For some reason, I have no option to attach files on this reply?
As you can see from this image, I do not have this option, where else might I find it?
The way to do this is to apply Gravity as an external load. I apply all loads by right clicking the "External Loads" folder in the study tree:
Then I choose Gravity:
That is enough of a load to run a study.
Add the fixtures at the two points (expect stress concentrations if these are really points).
Make sure that a material is specified.
Mesh and run.
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