Automatic Joint Definitions for Assemblies
An automatic joint creation capability facilitates connecting parts in complex assemblies. Once the assembly has been imported, this feature automatically defines joints between parts. Joint definitions can be modified, options specified, and additional joints can be manually defined. Each joint is easily identified with graphical tools provided by the ANSYS Workbench platform. Once the joints are created and fully defined, ANSYS Rigid Dynamics software calculates the total number of free degrees of freedom. If the model is overconstrained, offending joints are clearly identified with options to remove the redundant constraints.