M. To assign a rigid link between nodes
To create a rigid link between a control node any number of dependent nodes, use the following procedure.
A control/dependent specification establishes a primary node and a set of one or more subordinate nodes. Any displacements or rotations along the specified direction at the control node will be directly translated to the dependent nodes.
- Select the nodes that will be the dependent nodes.
On the Specifications ribbon tab, select the tool in the Specifications group.
The Node Specification dialog opens to the Control/Dependent tab.
- Select the Control Node number from the drop-down list of nodes.
Select a rigid link specification in the Dependent
Rigid link type Select… in all directions the Rigid option within a plane either the XY, YZ, or XZ option, corresponding to the plane in specified degrees of freedom the specific degrees of freedom which are linked between the primary and subordinate nodes: FX, FY, FZ, MX, MY, and MZ
To… Do the following… add the specification to the model and assign to the current node selection click Assign. add the specification to the model for later assignment click Add.