Imported Bushing

Defines directional stiffness between two parts that lie within specified diameter from the bushing center via importing a .csv file.

  1. In the Project Tree, click the Connections workbench.
  2. Select > Bushing > Imported Bushing
  3. In the dialog, click Import from CSV.
  4. Browse to the desired .csv file in the File Explorer.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Optional: Edit the connector.
    1. Select a row in the dialog and click Edit Connector.
      Tip: You can also double-click on a row to edit. Both methods will display an Imported bushing dialog.
    2. In the dialog, edit desired values (coordinate system, coordinates, diameter, linear and angular stiffness).
    3. Click OK.
  7. Check the warnings and correct them. A warning can appear in following situations.
    • If the coordinate system specified in the .csv is not recognized.
    • Failure to map points on the parts. Edit the coordinates and diameter in such cases.
    • If points are mapped between more than two parts.
  8. Click OK.

Imported Bushing CSV File Format

CSV file format for importing bushings.

The CSV file contains one header row and one or more additional data rows. Data values are as follows:
  • X, Y and Z – Numeric values. Spatial location of bushing center.
  • Diameter – Numeric value. Points will be mapped on the parts within the specified diameter from the bushing center.
  • Stiffness Linear/angular X, Y, and Z – Numerical values.
  • Coordinate system - Coordinate system name. Name of the bushing coordinate system to resolve the stiffness. Global coordinate system will be used if the coordinate system fields are empty in the .csv.
    Note: Spatial location of bushing center will still be in global coordinate system.