I am trying to figure out the premise on which Solidworks Simulation uses temperature loads. For instance, if I have a solid body anchored at two points and I set the body temperature at say 500F. What does Solidworks assume the starting temperature was? This has application for structures that are installed at say, 70F. Then when they are in production, warm up to a temperature significantly higher, which induces stresses in the structure because the anchor points are not moving as the structure under analysis is.
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