Does anyone have an idea how to simulate this type of connector between two points similar to abaqus? Here is the link to the definition.
My customer requires it and I am trying to figure out how to simulate the same reaction. I tried a manual couple but it does not give me the option to pick a local co-sys. It maps only to global.
What Solver/Analysis Type are you trying to create these in? For NX Nastran Structural, the Manual Coupling allows you to select a csys on the BC definition.
However, even if the BC did not let you select a csys directly, all nodal based constraints an couples are ultimately defined in terms of the nodal displacement csys (not global). You can set/modify the nodal displacement csys in the fem using the "Assign Nodal Coordinate System" command.