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M. To assign a fixed or pinned support

To specify a node as either a fixed or pinned support, use the following procedure.

A fixed support is restrained against movement (translation and rotation) in all degrees of freedom. A pinned support is restrained against translation only, but is otherwise free to rotate. Refer to Description of Pinned and Fixed for additional details.
  1. Select the nodes that will have the same support condition.
  2. On the Specifications ribbon tab, select one of the following tools in the Supports group:




  3. The Create Support dialog opens to the corresponding tab.
  4. Either:
    To… Do the following…
    add the support type to the model and assign to the current node selection click Assign.
    add the support to the model for later assignment click Add.
    The dialog closes.