With the Live Parts™ for SOLIDWORKS Add-in, users can define the walls to which seed cells can be attached. A wall is a volume whose surfaces are considered "sticky" in Live Parts. Cells propagate along walls due to their ability to support portions of the Live Parts object subjected to loads. You can define a wall using the method outlined below.
Defining a wall:
- Select Wall in the Live Parts for SOLIDWORKS Add-in toolbar.
- Click on the Volume box and select the relevant volume in your SOLIDWORKS assembly. The volume must be a rectangular prism, cylinder, or sphere. The volumes must be simple non-merged geometry in a part within the assembly.
- Click the Checkmark as the top of the wall side menu.