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Simple Simulation... I think, but apparently not for me!

Question asked by Daen Hendrickson on Feb 8, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2012 by Daen Hendrickson

I am using SW2011 SP3.

 

I have never used simulation / Cosmos and finally had need to run - what I think to be - a quick static test. I have seen the videos: just click here, tell it this and that, pick one of these and click run. Instant results. Not happening for me. So with hat in hand, is anyone willing to take a look at this?

 

I need to lift a server cabinet. The top of the cabinet has 3/8-16 threaded holes intended for hoisting with a load rating (per the cabinet mfg) of 500 lbs each hole. The holes are at each corner.

 

The attached model is of my tricked out lifting fixture - a piece of 2x2 square tubing (mild steel) that bolts to the cabinet rigging holes and overhangs each side so I can use a fork lift. In my attempt to get the simulation to work, I added some temporary bodies to represent the forks, and then the cabinet below.

 

I have no idea how much my cabinet weighs, but lets assume worst case and put 500 lbs load at each bolt hole. Does the lifting fixture fail?

 

Thanks much. Daen

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