General Tab (Concentrated Load Properties Dialog) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Analysis

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Structural Analysis
12.1 (2019)


Concentrated load properties are divided into different categories: Standard. You can select the category to define values for by using the Category option.



Specifies the name of the concentrated load.

Name Rule

Select a name rule to use to name the concentrated load.

  • Select Default Name Rule to use the following naming syntax: Concentrated<Load>-<Workshare Location ID>-<Sequence Number>. For example, ConcentratedForce-1-0002, where Concentrated is hard coded text, Force is the <Load> (either Force or Moment), 1 is the <Workshare Location ID>, and 0002 is the <Sequence Number>, in this case, the second Concentrated Force load placed.

  • Select User Defined if you want to name the load yourself in the Name field.

Analysis Parent

Displays the name load's parent object.

Load Case

Select the load case to which the concentrated load should be assigned. Create new load cases by using Create or Modify Load Cases.


Specifies the direction in which the load magnitude is to be applied. You can place loads in any of the six directions: Force X, Force Y, Force Z, Moment RX, Moment RY, or Moment RZ.


Specifies the coordinate system reference for the load. For more information, see Learn more about Loads.

Position As

Specifies how the load location is calculated from the start of the member. The location can be defined as Relative or Absolute.

A relative location can be thought of as a distance percentage along the member. For example, a load placed at a relative distance of 0.333 is located at one-third the member length measured from the member start. A load placed at a relative distance of 0.5 is located at the middle of the member.

An absolute distance is the actual distance from the start of the member. The software verifies that the absolute distance that you specify is not past the end of the member.


Specifies the position of the load.


Specifies the force of the load. The magnitude can be a positive or negative value, as needed, and is applied in the direction that you selected in the Load box.