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Hello, I have a holder part and I need to apply the force in an angle, does anyone know how to apply it ? check out the question and please let me know if anyone knows

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Just google "Auto desk inventor apply force at an angle" this will bring up many results hopefully there is something that will help you.

 
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You have to decompose the force in the cartesian axis. For each Fx, Fy, Fz calculate the components with the sine and cosine of your angle (60º).

 
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Start by creating a model of your part and set the material up (Steel, Aluminum, Etc). then got to the environment tab and in the ribbon on top there is a feature called "Stress Analysis" in the top right corner. Click it and a new tab "Analysis" will be created and you'll be sent to it. On the Ribbon Click 'Create Study" and a Dialog Box should appear. For What your doing you shouldn't have to change anything here but take a look at it and what all is available for future reference in other projects, click ok.

Now the fun begins. The first thing would be to apply anchors or otherwise limit the motion of your part in space. to do this use a combination of fixed and if need be pin constraints (Located on the Ribbon)., for your model it looks like selecting the 4 bolt holes will suffice.

Second thing is to add a load. to do this with your given constraints, Select "Force" and pick the face of your part that will be taking the load, in your case the hook hole. Now select the more button before advancing (>>) and select "use vector components". here you will need to find the Fx, Fy, and Fz using a little Trig on your own and put these forces from your problem in here. To double check your work, Inventor will do some math of its own and show you the "Total Magnitude", this should equal the starting force you were given. check the direction of the arrow and make sure you have the sign of your forces correct and if need be add a (-). hit OK.

at this point you should be ready to run your stress analysis, hit "Simulate" and "Run". inventor will think for a minute and spit out a rainbow of colors at you as well as a possibly bent up part, this is what the part will look like with the load on it. please note that the Bent up part may or may not bounce back to its original shape after the load is removed. The Default View is the "Von Mises Stress Analysis" more commonly known as equivelent stress. to change this to a wide variety of stress strain and displacement focused views of your part. in the list on the left of the screen, under "Results" you should find one called safety factor, double click to see the safety factor of your part. to better understand what inventor is showing you here Refer to this article. simply put, inventor compares the equivalent stress to the yield strength of your material chose earlier.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/inventor-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/Inventor-Help/files/GUID-D541AE00-F9FB-4B7E-A595-402219353010-htm.html

Finally to create your report click report on the ribbon and make sure it has everything you need. a complete report has a lot of unnecessary data so to clean it up you could possibly go through the list of properties to be displayed and uncheck the ones you don't want/need. for now though just hit OK and Inventor will generate a .HTML file of your analysis.

Click 'Finish Analysis" and your part will return to regular inventor.

Save Both the Part and your Report and your Done.

Hope this helped
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-Austin M.

 
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