Whether you’re designing a complex, winding, water-filled amusement park ride or the simple plank of a diving board, before your model ever gets prototyped, you need to make sure it won’t break when it’s in use. With Creo Simulate, you can analyze loads on a model before it
ever gets to manufacturing.
If you’re fastening your seat belt, about to test a prototype of this ride, you better hope the designer performed a weight distribution analysis using simulation software before the prototype went to production. Image by Steven Depolo via Flickr.
Recently, the Creo Simulate user interface that shows results was re-designed to make it even easier to get the data you need. Regardless of whether you are a new or advanced user, the new UI improves your ability to inspect your analysis, validate your design, or identify areas in your model that need improvement. Let’s take a closer look…
The logically organized interface with commonly used tasks, sorted into application-specific ribbon bar tabs and groups, makes it easy to use and for new users, easier to learn.
It is easy to find the actions you want to perform since tasks are sorted into application-specific ribbon tabs and groups, as shown in the red box.
Need to find a specific command? Use Command Search to search for and see the location of commands. Just follow these steps:
Command Search finds your commands and shows you their location.
As you could previously, you can open multiple docked windows at the same time. To do this, follow these steps:
Although only one docked window can be active at one time, you can double-click a different window to easily activate it. The active window has a blue border and the Quick Access toolbar appears within it. This toolbar provides access to common commands, such as Refit, Repaint, and Named Views.
The active window has a blue border and the Quick Access toolbar appears within it (highlighted in red).
Right-click in the active window to select commands from a pop-up menu (shown below), such as Model Max, New Cutting/Capping Surface, or Full Screen. This makes it easier and faster to perform tasks.
For more information about the simulation UI, just watch this video:
To learn more, read the Creo Help Center page, About Creo Simulate.
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