Create Analysis

Create an analysis for your project.

For more in-depth information about each type of analysis, go to the following topics:
  1. On the Main Menu toolbar, click the icon for the desired type of analysis.

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  2. Follow the process for the chosen analysis.
    Analysis Type Process
    - Structural
    1. From the drop-down menu, select Structural linear, Structural non-linear, or Multi-loadcases.
    2. For Structural Non-linear analysis, specify separating contact, material non-linear, or geometric non-linear in the popup window.
    - Modal In the popup window, specify the Number of modes to find.
    - Dynamics
    1. In the drop-down menu, select Transient, Frequency response Random response, or Frequency multi-loadcase.
    2. Specify the modal results to which the analysis is linked. The modal solution must exist in the current design study. In SimSolid, the time integration of the equations of motion is extremely fast and all modes are always included in the analysis.
    3. For Frequency and Random Response, specify the frequency span upper and lower limits. For Transient response, specify Time span.
    4. Specify damping using Rayleigh damping coefficients or Modal damping.
    - Thermal Once you select the icon, the new analysis appears in the Project Tree. No further action is needed.
    - Fatigue In the drop-down menu, select SN Time, SN Sequential, EN Time or EN Sequential.
    The new analysis appears as a new branch in the Project Tree.