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M. To define primary load type

To define or change the load type specified for a primary load case, use the following procedure.

You can define or change the load type for any previously added primary load case.
The load type is used for automatic load combinations.
  1. On the Loading ribbon tab, select the Primary Load Type tool in the Load Generation group.

    The Define Load Type dialog opens.
  2. For each primary load case, select the Type from the drop-down list in the cell.
  3. (Optional) For Life or Roof Life load types, check the Reducible-IBC 2003 if this particular load is considered a reducible live load per IBC.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for all primary load cases.
  5. Click OK.