This requirement of an arbitrary point for applying moment loads doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Moments are always about an axis first of all, not a point. Second, how does choosing an arbitrary point ever make sense? Why make me choose something arbitrary just so that it works? Whatever math Creo needs to do in the background in order to do its job is its problem. I don't care, I just want it to do what it says. There should just be one apply moment load tool and it should either do it about an axis, or the center of the surface (as long as it tells me which one it is choosing) and an option to switch between the too would be nice.
Logically if there was a direction specified and a point then that does define an axis. And so having to specify a direction and a point AND NOT having those inputs define the axis of the moment is crazy talk.
You are correct.
Please add the option of actually specifying the moment axis somehow as I need it for cyclical FEA simulations with applied torque. Or maybe just put the axis through the axis of cylindrical surfaces automatically even if they aren't a full 360 degree section.