Follow the Quickstart Tutorial in the User Guide to optimize a horizontal reaction applied to a simple cubic design domain, with four points of support and a single point load.
Follow Tutorial 1 in the User Manual to optimize a satellite antenna mount, then use the editing functionality in LimitState:FORM to rationalize the model.
Follow Tutorial 2 in the User Manual to fix an optimized solution in LimitState:FORM, then validate using FEA (requires ANSYS Mechanical). Uses the well-known 'GE Bracket' example.
Example Files (v2.0)
Optimize a satellite antenna mount, as described in the Quick Start section of the LimitState:FORM User Guide.
Optimize a horizontal reaction applied to a simple cubic design domain, four points of support and a single point load. When converted to a selectable geometry, compression elements are assigned a varying cruciform cross-section.
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