View Reaction Force for Parts

View the total reaction force and moments for selected parts.

  1. On the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. On the Analysis Workbench toolbar, click the (Reaction/contact force).
  3. Click the Parts tab.
  4. In the modeling window, a parts on the model to add it to the list in the Reaction/contact force dialog.
    The selected part will display a summary of all connection and support forces excluding applied loads (including body loads such as gravity).
  5. Specify the coordinate system in the drop-down menu.
  6. Optional: Display connections for an individual group of parts.
    1. In the Reaction/contact force dialog, select the (Expand) button to show individual part connections.
    2. Select one or more connections to display sum forces on the group.
  7. Optional: Use the (Zoom) button to focus on a local area of interest.
  8. Optional: Save the reactions to a .csv file.
    1. Click Save to CSV and choose Save selected or Save all.
    2. In the dialog, enter a file name and select a save location.
    3. Click Save.