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Add Ability to Component Repeat Placement to Include Duplicating Simulate Features Like Contacts, Ground Springs and Preloads (pattern also)!

Add Ability to Component Repeat Placement to Include Duplicating Simulate Features Like Contacts, Ground Springs and Preloads (pattern also)!

Hi PTC,

Please add ability to Component Repeat Placement to Include Duplicating Simulate Features like Contacts, Ground Springs and Preloads!

How many times have you needed to repeat the placement of a component in an assembly. Wouldn't be nice if you could have the simulate features referencing the current component duplicated and attached to the placement of the new component placed in the assembly while your using the repeat command?

Imagine you have 3 or more plates that you need to bolt together. This requires you to use solid models of the screws, studs, washers, nuts and bolts and you currently have to defined each contact between each part manually. This is a lot of wasted time if you have a dozen or more fastener locations to deal with.

With this enhancement you would place the first set of components in one fastener location, define the simulate features like contacts, springs, preloads, loads, etc. and then while using the repeat command or pattern command you would be able to place duplicate components in the other fastener locations while duplicating the simulate features for the components being placed thus saving lots of time setting up the FEA simulation.

Or fix Simulate fasteners to work with multiple parts being bolted together.

Thanks

Don Anderson.