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# Behavioral Modeling Using Creo

Parametric

T3426-380-01

Course Objectives
In this course, you will learn how to:
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## Applying the Behavioral Modeling process and concepts to your designs

Creating measurement analysis features
Creating relation, motion, Creo Simulate, and MS Excel analysis features
Creating user-defined analysis features
Conducting sensitivity analyses
Conducting feasibility and optimization studies
Design Project

Training Agenda
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## Module 6: Conducting Design Studies and Optimizing Models

Module 7: Project

Process

## Behavioral Modeling Using Creo Parametric

Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Apply Behavioral Modeling processes and concepts to your designs.

Identify the different Behavioral Modeling analysis types.
Identify how Behavioral Modeling analysis differs from other Creo Parametric analyses.
Identify engineering problems that you can solve using Behavioral Modeling.

## Behavioral Modeling Process

The Behavioral Modeling Process can be summarized in four high-level steps:

Model

## Identifying BMX Analysis Types

When analyzing the design model, there are five groups of tools that you may use.
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## Measurement analysis features

Model property analysis features
Geometry analysis features
Analysis features
User-defined analysis features

## Identifying the Differences Between Creo

Parametric Analyses
Determining the type of analysis you need to perform is critical.
There are three types of analyses within Creo
Parametric:
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## Creo Simulate Analysis

MDX/MDO Motion Analysis
Behavioral Modeling Analysis
Figure 1 Creo Simulate Structural and Thermal
Analysis

## Module 2 : Creating Measurement Features on Creo

Parametric Models

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Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Describe the differences and similarities between the measurement analyses.

Measure distances.
Measure lengths.
Measure angles.
Measure area.
Measure diameter.

## Comparing Creo Parametric Measurement

Analyses
Before learning about each individual measurement analysis, you must understand:
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## Differences between the measurement

analyses.
Similarities between the measurement
analyses.

## Figure 3 Analysis Parameters and Datum

Features
Figure 2 Analysis Feature Types

Measuring Distance
Distance analysis enables you to compute the distance between two selected entities.
You can select any type of entity, such as:
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## Points and vertices.

Edges and curves.
Surfaces and planes.
Axes and coordinate systems.

## Figure 3 Measuring Projected Distance

Figure 2 Parameters and Datums

Measuring Length
Length analysis enables you to compute the measurement of curves, edges, facet edges, and features.
There are two methods for selecting your length
references:
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## Standard edge selection

Rule-based edge selection

## Figure 3 Loop Chain or Completed Loop

Measuring Angles
Angle analysis enables you to compute the angle between two entities.
Using angle analysis, you can measure two types
of angles:
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True angle
Projected angle

Figure 1 Parameters

## Figure 3 Projected Angle (Zoomed)

Measuring Area
Area analysis enables you to compute the area of a surface, quilt, facet, or entire model.
Using area analysis, you can measure two types
of surface area:
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## True surface area.

Projected surface area.

## Figure 3 Projected Surface Area Parameter

Measuring Diameter
Diameter analysis enables you to compute the diameter of a cylindrical surface.
Using diameter analysis, you can measure any
part surface that has been created by:
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## Revolving a sketched entity.

Extruding a sketched arc.
Extruding a sketched circle.
Round features.
Figure 1 Measuring Diameter

## Figure 3 Measuring Diameter as a Specific Point

Figure 2 Parameter

## Module 3 : Creating Model Property Features on Creo

Parametric Models

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Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Describe the differences and similarities between model analyses.

Measure mass properties.
Measure cross-sectional mass properties.
Measure one-sided volume.
Measure pairs clearance.

## Comparing Model Property Analyses

Before learning about each individual model property analysis, you must understand:
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## Differences between the model property

analyses.
Similarities between the model property
analyses.

## Measuring Mass Properties

Mass properties analysis enables you to compute volume, surface area, density, mass, center of gravity, moment
of inertia, and other properties associated with the model.
The mass property values for your model depend on the
following:
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## Model density or material

Suppress features
Simplified representations
Layered parts
Dimension bounds
Welds

## Measuring X-Section Mass Properties

X-section mass properties analysis enables you to compute surface area, center of gravity, and other properties
associated with a models cross-section.
The x-section mass property values for your
model depend on the following:
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Suppress features
Simplified representations
Layered parts
Dimension bounds
Welds

XSEC

## Measuring One-Sided Volume

One-sided volume enables you to compute the volume of a model on one side of a designated plane.
One-sided volume values for your model depend
on the following:
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Suppressed features
Simplified representations
Layers

## Figure 1 One-Sided Volume (Shell Feature)

Figure 2 Parameters

Feature)

## Measuring Pairs Clearance

Pairs clearance enables you to compute the clearance distance or interference between two objects or entities
in a model.

## Figure 2 Parameters and Datums

Figure 1 Analyzing Pairs Clearance

## Figure 3 Analyzing Pairs for Interference

Figure 4 Detecting Interference

## Module 4 : Creating Analysis Features on Creo

Parametric Models

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Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Describe the differences and similarities between the analysis features.

Create a relation analysis feature.
Create a motion analysis feature.
Create a Creo Simulate analysis feature.
Create an MS Excel analysis feature.

## Comparing Analysis Features

Before learning about each individual analysis feature, you must understand:
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## Differences between analysis features.

Similarities between analysis features.

## Creating a Relation Analysis Feature

Relation analysis features enable you to create mathematical functions that capture the design intent between
model features.
Relation analysis is well suited to calculate values
based on other BMX parameter outputs.
Feature 1 Displaying Feature Parameters in the
Model Tree

## Creating a Motion Analysis Feature

Motion analysis enables you to run a Mechanism Design Extension (MDX) or Mechanism Dynamics Option (MDO)
analysis during regeneration.
The motion analysis feature enables you to
create:
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## Top-level assembly feature parameters.

A graphical display of the motion envelope.

## Figure 1 Configuring the Motion Analysis

Figure 2 Determining Cam Slip

## Creating a Creo Simulate Analysis Feature

Mechanica analysis enables you to retrieve structural or thermal analysis measures as feature parameters.
All default measures, as well as custom
measures, can be created as parameters.

## Figure 1 Determining Structural Stress

Figure 2 Configuring Mechanica Analysis

## Creating an MS Excel Analysis Feature

Excel analysis enables you to use an external Microsoft Excel file to define the analysis to perform on a Creo
Parametric model.
Using Excel analysis, you can:
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## Configure one or more inputs.

Specify one or more outputs as parameters.

## Creating an External Analysis Feature

External analysis enables you to create parameters and datum geometry based upon the results.
Some examples of external programs include:
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## Computational Fluid Dynamics

Finite Element Analysis

## Monitoring the Parameters of Analysis Features

Performance monitoring enables you to monitor the values of the parameters in the analysis features.

## Statistical Design Study

Before learning about each individual analysis feature, you must understand:
The following table lists the available types of statistical distributions, the equations that they use,
and the parameters they generate:
Exponential

Lognormal

: rate

: mean
: standard
deviation

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Normal

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Uniform

Weibull

: mean
: standard
deviation

No parameters

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: scale
k : shape

## Module 5 : Creating User-Defined Analysis Features

on Creo Parametric Models

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Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Describe how UDA differs from other BMX analysis types.

Create field points.
Create a construction group.
Create a UDA feature.

## Introduction to User-Defined Analysis Features

You must understand how user-defined analysis (UDA) is different from other BMX analysis types.
The UDA process can be summarized in three
steps:
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## Determine the domain.

Create a construction group.
Execute a UDA.

## Creating Field Points

A field point is a special datum point used exclusively to define the geometric domain of a user-defined analysis
(UDA).
Field point characteristics:
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## Placed on curves, edges, surfaces, or quilt

geometry.
Free to move anywhere on geometry's
domain.
Must be the first feature in a UDA.

## Figure 2 Field Point along a Curve

Figure 3 Field Point on a Surface

## Creating a Construction Group

A construction group is a local group that contains a set of features that you create with the purpose of making a
particular measurement.
There are two methods for creating construction
groups:
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## Without field points.

With field points.

## Creating User-Defined Analysis Features

User-defined analyses (UDAs) enable you to create measurements and analysis features beyond the capabilities
of the analyses in the Creo Parametric Analysis menu.
When creating a UDA, you have several options to
configure:
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## Type and Definition

Computation Settings
Results and Saved Analyses
Figure 4 User-Defined Analysis Results

## Figure 3 Define Resolution by Setting the Distance between

Two Adjacent Points in the Model Units

Legend

Models

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Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Describe the similarities and differences between the design studies.

Translate design specifications into Creo Parametric terminology.
Perform a sensitivity analysis.
Perform a feasibility design study.
Perform an optimization design study.

## Comparing Design Studies

Before learning about each individual analysis feature, you must understand:
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## Differences between the design studies.

Similarities between the design studies.

## Translating Design Specifications

You must be able to translate design specifications into Creo Parametric terminology.
The following are Creo Parametric terms for feasibility studies.
Feasibility Terms

Design Constraint
Model must contain exact volume.

Volume = 7.51

## Gap between two edges must be greater than

a specified value.

rotation.

Distance = 0

## The following are Creo Parametric terms for optimization studies.

Design Goal

Optimization Terms

Lightest

Minimize Mass

Fastest

Maximize Velocity

Least Material

Minimize Volume

Least Cost

## Performing Sensitivity Analysis

Sensitivity analysis enables you to analyze how measured quantities or parameters change as a model dimension
or parameter is varied within a specified range.
Sensitivity analysis enables you to determine how

## Figure 2 Sensitivity of Center of Gravity to a Varying

Dimension
Figure 3 Sensitivity Analysis Window

## Performing Feasibility Design Studies

Feasibility design studies enable you to search for solutions within a range of dimensions that satisfy your
design constraints.
You can determine the most desirable result

## Performing Optimization Design Studies

Optimization design studies enable you to search for a solution to an objective.
Optimization design studies also enable you to optimize your models based upon your design goals.

## Figure 4 Optimization of Area and Angle

Figure 3 Optimization/Feasibility Window

Module 7 : Project

## Behavioral Modeling Using Creo Parametric

Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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## Create a model mass property analysis feature.

Create a distance analysis feature.
Execute a sensitivity analysis.
Execute a feasibility design study.
Create an optimized part model.