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Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Analysis

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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Structural Analysis
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12.1 (2019)

Sets options for placing a distributed load.

 Properties

Opens the Distributed Load Properties Dialog that you can use to set load options not available on the ribbon.

 Select Member

Select the members on which to place the distributed load.

 Select start position

Specify the start location of the distributed load on the member.

 Select end position

Specify the end location of the distributed load on the member.

Finish

Places the distributed load on the member.

 Cancel

Clears the current selection set.

 Accept

Accepts the current settings and activates the Finish button.

Load Case

Select the load case to which the distributed load should be assigned. Create new load cases by using Load Cases Command .

Load

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.

Reference

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.

Start Position

Specifies the start position of the load. You can use the Tools > PinPoint and Tools > Point Along commands to help locate the distributed load on the member.

End Position

Specifies the end position of the load. You can use the Tools > PinPoint and Tools > Point Along commands to help locate the distributed load on the member.

Start Magnitude

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

End Magnitude

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