Creating Assembled Loads

This task shows you how to create an assembled load.

An assembled load is an entity defined in an assembled analysis and therefore applied on the assembled mesh. This load is the concatenation of several loads defined in the sub analyses.

Only available with the Generative Assembly Structural Analysis (GAS) product.

Open the sample14.CATAnalysis document from the samples directory.

  1. Click Assembled Loads in the Loads toolbar.

    The Assembled Loads dialog box appears.

    • Name: lets you modify the name of the assembled.

    • Analysis Sets: lets you select the load set you want to assemble.

      • You cannot select a load set belonging to the current case (the current case is the one in which you create the assembled loads).

      • You cannot select a multi loads set.

      To select a load set, you can:

      • Select it directly in the specification tree

      • Use the Edit > Search... menu.

      • Index: gives you the identification number of the selected load set.

      • Selected Loads: gives you the name of the selected loads.

      • Path: gives you the path of the selected loads.
        You can hide or show the path of the selected load set using the Show Path contextual menu.

  2. Select in sequence the loads you want to assemble.

    In this particular example, select:

    • Loads.1 set under the first sub analysis (Surface1.1).

    • Loads.1 set under the second sub analysis (Surface2.1).

    If you select a line and then you right-click it you access the following contextual menus:

    • Delete: lets you delete the selected line from the list.

    • Delete All: lets you delete all the content of the list.

    • Show Path: lets you hide or show the path of the selected load set.

  3. Click OK.

    An Assembled Loads.1 object appears in the specification tree.