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Intergraph Smart 3D Structure

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)

Physical member properties that define the connection between a member and its nodes. End releases (degrees of freedom) are used to simulate pinned members as well as other special modeling situations.

The member will not contribute stiffness to the node if the degree of freedom (end release) is released. Similarly, the node will not transfer forces or moments to the member through a release degree of freedom. End releases can be defined in any valid degree of freedom for the model.