M. To assign an enforced support
To assign a support which can have a support displacement imposed as a load, use the following procedure.
- Select the nodes that will have the same support condition.
- On the Specifications ribbon tab, select the tool in the Supports group.
Select one of the drop-down support types as follows:
Support condition… Select the following other support… fixed in all degrees of freedom Enforced released in one or more degrees of freedom Custom Enforced
To impose a displacement on a joint with releases (e.g., a "pinned" support), you must use a custom enforced (i.e., ENFORCED BUT) support type and define the released degrees of freedom.The Create Supports dialog opens to the corresponding tab.
For an enforced but support type, check the
Releases for this support type.
For example, to create a "pinned" type support, you would check the MX, MY, and MZ release options.
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.