I've got a model which is basically a motor with a square armature driving a gear box with a square lug and I need to model the forces in FEA. The only problem is that the force distributes from 0-full from the middle of the side of the square lug to the edges on all 4 sides and there's no way for the ansys package I'm using now in autodesk inventor. I can apply a normal force onto the side but I end up having to build a stepped pad onto the sides of the lug and then approximating the forces onto the steps. So i'm like basically setting up a finite analysis while preparing the mesh for the actual finite analysis, which is pretty messed up.
There's gotta be an easier way than building tiny pads all the time for loading.