Objectives are metrics to be minimized or maximized in an optimization exploration. Minimizing mass to find a lightweight design is a common example.

Create Objectives

Use the Objectives tool to create optimization objectives from existing responses.

Objectives can only be applied to an Optimization exploration.

  1. From the Design Explorer ribbon, click the Objectives tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. On the guide bar, click .
    The Advanced Selection dialog opens.
  3. Select an existing response in the dialog and then click OK.
    The objective is created.
  4. In the microdialog,
    1. Optional: Rename the objective.
    2. Select an objective type from the drop-down menu.