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Toolbar

The toolbar provides access to tools that you can use on the Modeler and Physics tabs.

Modeler toolbar

Button Description
Selection tool
Use to select parts, faces, and edges in the 3D viewer. To clear selection, click or tap the area around your model. This also resets the selection tool to (Default Cursor)
Default Cursor: Click a face or edge to select it, or double-click a face to select a part. Once you’ve made a selection, the appropriate selection mode ( or  is automatically activated
Body Selection: Click a body to select it.
Part Selection: Click a part to select it. Click additional parts to select them also
Face Selection: Click a face to select it. Click additional faces to select them also
Import a CAD file from your computer or Onshape. If the design version already has a CAD file, this will replace it and remove all associated materials and physics constraints.

Physics toolbar

Button Description
Selection tool
Use to select parts, faces, and edges in the 3D viewer. To clear selection, click or tap the area around your model. This also resets the selection tool to  (Default Cursor)
Default Cursor: Click a face or edge to select it, or double-click a face to select a part. Once you’ve made a selection, the appropriate selection mode ( or  is automatically activated
Body Selection: Click a body to select it.
Part Selection: Click a part to select it. Click additional parts to select them also
Face Selection: Click a face to select it. Click additional faces to select them also
Mechanical physics
Apply mechanical boundary conditions to parts of the geometry
Where you have already selected a face, the load/fixture will be applied to this face. If you haven’t yet selected a face, the load/fixture will be applied to the next face that you select
Force Load: Applies a force to a single or multiple surfaces. Currently this is a static load
Pressure Load: Applies pressure to a single or multiple surfaces. Currently this is a static load
Restraint: All degrees of freedom for nodes on this face / these faces are restrained, for example the velocity of these degrees of freedom is constrained to zero. A single restraint can be applied to multiple faces. Specific translational degrees of freedom can be constrained individually
Displacement: Fixed or prescribed displacements, so-called deformation loads are defined for one or more constraint nodal variables or degrees of freedom
Symmetry: Applies a symmetry condition a single or multiple co-planar surfaces
Rotation: Applies a rotation to a body
Torque: Applies a Torque/Moment to a body
Thermal physics
Where you have already selected a face, the load/fixture will be applied to this face. If you haven’t yet selected a face, the load/fixture will be applied to the next face that you select
Temperature: Applies a temperature condition to a face
Convection: Applies a convection constraint to a face. A reference temperature is needed it can either be set to Ambient or Custom
Power : Applies a power load to a whole part or face selected. Can either be of type Total Power or Power Density
Fluid physics
Where you have already selected a face, the load/fixture will be applied to this face. If you haven’t yet selected a face, the load/fixture will be applied to the next face that you select
Pressure : Applies a pressure to a surface. Either one of Pressure or Flow can act as an inlet or outlet for a fluid simulation
Flow: Applies a flow velocity to a surface. Either one of Pressure or Flow can act as an inlet or outlet for a fluid simulation