M. To add a linear varying load to members
To add linear varying force along the length of a member, use the following procedure.
Tip: This will add the load item to the currently selected load group selected in the program status bar.
- Select .
Select the load shape to apply:
Load increases… Select… linearly along entire length of beam the W1, W2 option on the Linear Varying tab load increases from zero to peak at midspan and back to zero the W3 option on the Linear Varying tab linearly along a partial section of the beam the Trapezoidal tab
- Type the load values at the ends (W1, W2 option) or at midspan (W3 option) (with sign).
- Select the Direction.
- Click Add. The load item is added to the selected load case.