I'm trying to create design study parameters for an assembly, in order to do FEA optimization. I can create these parameters in the individual parts, but in the assembly (which I need because there are all sorts of contact loadings occuring) it neither lets me select part dimensions to create parameters, nor lets me select the existing parameters in the individual part files. Is optimization not possible with an assembly? Any advice is appreciated.
We are currently demo'ing simulation premium, and thus far have had very little success with it's non-linear material property results.... I'm hoping we can get the optimization to work, at least.
Ok, got it. With help from our dealer (Prism Engineering), I was able to see that double clicking on features in the assembly forced the dimensions to appear, allowing them to be picked as study parameters.