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Gravity Loads - To use or ignore

Question asked by John Chadwick on Feb 27, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 5, 2013 by Laila H

This may be a dumb question, but here goes:  I'm preparing a structural analysis of a welded frame.  I know the restraints and the external loads applied to the structure.  Since the model has been developed in SolidWorks and has had it's material specified, do I need to also add the gravitational load or does SolidWorks Simulation automatically account for the mass of the structure when performing a linear static analysis.  Sorry for the basic nature of the question, but I couldn't find anything in the on-line help.


Thanks for the assist.