Dependiendo de la operación que usted ejecute, puede encontrar nuevos símbolos
en las "features" de su árbol de especificación.
Esta tabla le proporciona (en Ingles, de momento) una breve explicación respecto el uso de estos símbolos. 
Analysis Manager
Links Manager
Nodes and Elements
Properties
Property Connections
Virtual Parts
Restraints
Loads
Mass
Adaptivity Process
Sensors
Analysis Connection Manager 

All the objects making up an analysis document. 


Links Manager 
All the links managed from the CATAnalysis document to other
documents: a part, result data or computation data. 

Finite Element Model: 
Models with representations used for performing computeraided engineering analysis (CAEA) of
products. They are complementary to computeraided design (CAD) models, which are mainly geometric representations of products. 

Adaptivity Process 
Any specification required for managing the process that will let you perform adaptativity computation (remeshing). 

All the links managed between the CATAnalysis document and other
documents: a part, result data or computation data. 

Results 
Path para almacenar el fichero en un directorio externo (result data). 

Computations 
Path para almacenar el fichero en un directorio externo (computation data). 

Link 
Any link to a part or a product (assembly). 
Finite Element Model

Models with representations used for performing computeraided engineering analysis (CAEA) of products. They are complementary to computeraided design (CAD)
models, which are mainly geometric representations of products. 

Static Case 
A procedure for the computation of the
system response to applied static loads under given restraints. 

Frequency Case 
A procedure for the computation of the system
vibration frequencies and normal modes for a given nonstructural mass distribution under given restraints. 

Buckling Case 
A procedure for the computation of the system buckling critical loads and buckling modes for a given Static Analysis
Case. 

Nodes and elements that can be
created are either Smart Surface Mesh (FMS) or OCTREE (GPS) type. 

OCTREE Tetrahedron
Mesh 
Automatic mesh specifications generating tetrahedron mesh elements and
using OCTREE methods. 

Any specification applied to physical properties (geometry): material and
thickness (surface), connections, virtual connections and virtual parts. 

Material Property3D 
A link to the material (either 2D or 3D) assigned to the part: name,
support and thickness. 

Property Connections: assembly connections used to specify the
boundary interaction between bodies in an assembled system. 

Fastened Connections 
Link between two bodies which
are fastened together at their common boundary, and will behave as if
they were a single body. 

Slider Connections 
Link
between two bodies which
are constrained to move together in the local normal direction at their common boundary, and will behave as if
they were allowed to slide relative to each other in the local tangential
plane. 

Contact Connections 
Link between two part bodies which
are prevented from interpenetrating at their common boundary, and will behave as if
they were allowed to move arbitrarily relative to each other as long as
they do not come into contact within a userspecified normal clearance. 

Pressure Fitting Connections 
Link between two bodies which
are assembled in a Pressure Fitting configuration, more precisely
when there are interferences or overlaps between both parts. 

Bolt Tightening Connections 
Connection that prevents bodies from penetrating each other at a
common interface. 

Virtual Rigid Bolt Tightening Connections 
Connections used to specify the
boundary interaction between bodies in an assembled system. This connection
takes into account pretension in a bolttightened
assembly in which the bolt is not included. 

Virtual Spring Bolt Tightening Connections 
Connections are used to specify the
boundary interaction between bodies in an assembled system. This connection
takes into account pretension in a bolttightened
assembly in which the bolt is not included. 

Rigid Connections 
Connection that fastens bodies together at a common rigid
interface. 

Smooth Connections 
Connection that fastens bodies together at a common soft interface. 

Spot Welding Connections 
Connection that fastens bodies together at a common soft interface. 
Virtual Parts

Structures
created without a geometric support. They represent bodies for which no
geometry model is available, but which play a role in the structural
analysis of single part or assembly systems. Virtual Parts are used to transmit action at a distance. 

Rigid Virtual Parts 
Generates a stiff transmission rigid virtual
part. 

Smooth
Virtual Parts 
Generates a soft transmission rigid virtual
part. 

Contact Virtual Parts 
Generates a contact transmission rigid virtual part. 

Rigid Spring Virtual Parts 
Generates a stiff transmission elastic spring
virtual part. 

Spring Smooth
Virtual Parts 
Generates a soft transmission elastic spring virtual part. 
Restraints 
Generates restraining joins, either on a geometry
selection or on a virtual part or still various types of degree of freedom
restraints. 

Restraint 
Any combination of degrees of freedom on a
geometry selection. 

Isostatic 
Statically determinate supports generated on a
part. 

Clamp 
Fixes all degrees of freedom on a geometry selection. 

Surface Slider 
Generates
surface constraint joins, which allow points of a surface to slide
along a coinciding rigid surface (fixes the
translation degree of freedom for a surface in the direction of the
local normal). 

Slider 
Generates prismatic joins (sliders), which allow a rigid body to translate along a given
axis (fixes all degrees of
freedom of a point, except for one translation). 

Sliding Pivot 
Generates
cylindrical joins (actuators) which allow a rigid body to translate
about and rotate around a given axis (fixes all
degrees of freedom of a point, except for one translation and one rotation). 

Ball Join 
Generates
spherical joins (balls), which allow a rigid body to rotate about a
given point (fixes all
translation degrees of freedom of a point). 

Pivot 
Generates conical joins (hinges), which allow a rigid body to rotate around a given
axis (fixes all degrees of
freedom of a point, except for one rotation). 
Loads


Generates distributed force systems equivalent to given
static resultants, force densities of given intensity or acceleration
fields. 

Pressure 
Generates pressure loads over a surface. 

Distributed Force 
Generates a distributed force system
equivalent to a pure force at a point (given force resultant and
zero moment resultant). 

Moment 
Generates a distributed force system equivalent to a pure couple (given moment
resultant and zero force resultant). 

Bearing Load 
Simulate
contact loads applied to cylindrical parts. 

Acceleration 
Generates a uniform acceleration field over a
part. 

Rotation Force 
Generates a linearly varying acceleration field
over a part. 

Line Force Density 
Generates a line
force field of given uniform intensity on a part edge. 

Surface Force Density 
Generates a surface traction field of given uniform intensity on a
part face. 

Body Force 
Generates a volume body force field of given
uniform intensity on a
part. 

Enforced Displacements 
Assigns nonzero displacement values to
restrained geometric selections. 
Mass 

Nonstructural mass densities of given intensity. 

Distributed Mass Equipment 
Nonstructural lumped mass
distribution equivalent to a total mass concentrated at a given point. 

Line Mass Densities 
Scalar line mass field of given uniform intensity on a curve geometry. 

Surface Mass Densities 
Scalar surface mass field of given uniform intensity on a surface
geometry. 
Adaptivity Process


Adaptivity Convergence 
Creating
global adaptive mesh refinement specifications and computing adaptive
solutions. 

Adaptivities 
Selectively refining the mesh in such a
way as to obtain a desired results accuracy in a specified region. 

Adaptivity
Boxes 
Local specifications relative to the maximum
error in the approximate computed solution relative to the exact
solution. 
Sensors


Sensors 
A synthesis of analysis results which provide measures
that can be reused in Knowledgeware in order to
set rules, checks and formulas. 

Sensor sets 
Different types of object sets can be generated:

Static case: misesmax (Maximum von
Mises), dispmax (Maximum Displacement), reaction (Reaction on geometry associated to restrain and
connection specifications) and globalerror 

Frequency case: Frequency (Represents the frequency value)
and Frequencies (Represents the list of the frequency values) 

Buckling case: Buckling Factor 

Analysis Connection Manager


Analysis Connections 
All the connections that you choose not to create using the Assembly
Design workbench. 

Face Face Analysis Connections 
Connections used for connecting either faces that are parallel to each others or
concentric cylinders, on an assembly model. 

Distant Analysis Connections 
Connections used for connecting any part from an assembly with or without point type
geometrical elements, on an assembly model. 

Spot Welding Analysis Connections 
Connections used for projecting welding points onto two parallel faces, on an assembly
model. 