Go to insert > displacement constraints and you will be able to open the displacement constraints dialogue box.
You will see the following fields in this dialogue box:
Name: You have to give a unique name to each of the constraints. Giving a meaningful name is important when you are dealing with multi-constraints and real time problems.
Member of Set: Group of constraints of similar types could be clubbed under a set. Take our previous example of a circular plate with a hole at the center. One option is to make displacement equal zero for the inner cylindrical surface, or you may think of making all the displacement constraints to zero at the outer cylindrical surface. Here you can actually apply these two constraints sets to geometry and give these two sets two different names. Now when you do the design study you will have option to select any one or both of these constraint set.
References: Here you will select the curves, points or surfaces on which you will apply different constraints.
Coordinate System: you have to select the coordinate system with respect to which you will apply the constraints by default. Change the coordinate system by clicking any other coordinate system of you choice.
Translation: You have to select a translational degree of freedom under this section. For any of the “X","Y" and “Z" directions you can either make the body totally fixed or you can make it totally free to move or you may specify some amount of movements. You can even make the constraints a function of coordinate. The four buttons represent these four options respectively.
In most cases we only use the first two options. If you want to specify limited movement then click on the third button of the desired direction. This will allow you to specify the magnitude of the movement.
Please note that if the situation demands any other types of coordinates other than the Cartesian coordinate system, you can select that system and the respective fields of “X", “Y" and “Z" will also change accordingly.
Rotation: You can specify rotational degrees of freedom here. All the fields and buttons are similar to the translation, which we have just discussed.
Important note: Rotational constraints are irrelevant in the case of solid elements as the nodes of solid elements have only transitional degrees of freedom.