Place New Distributed Load Ribbon - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structural Analysis

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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12.x(2018)

Sets options for placing a distributed load.

 Properties

Opens the Distributed Load Properties dialog box that you can use to set load options not available on the ribbon. For more information, see Distributed Load Properties Dialog Box.

 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 New Load Cases .

Load

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

Reference

Select the load frame. For more information, see 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

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

End Position

Identify the ending location of the distributed load along the member. 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.