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T.3 Specifying supports

Tip: You may want to turn off the display of Loads to make selecting the surface easier. To do so, select the Loads tool in the Toggle Attributes group on the View ribbon tab.
  1. Select the surface and the nodes along the "top" edge:
    1. Click in an empty area of the view window to deselect all objects.
    2. Click on the surface to select it.
    3. While holding <Ctrl>, drag a rectangular area surrounding nodes N2 and N3.
  2. On the Surface Tools ribbon tab, select the Linear tool in the Mat and Edge Supports group.

    The Assign Custom Linear Support dialog opens.
  3. Specify the support parameters: Leave the Support type selection as Restraints.
    1. Type 3 in the Segments field.
    2. Check all the restrained options for X, Y, and Z in both the Translation and Rotation groups.
    3. Click OK.
    A series of blocks are drawn along the edge to indicate the support condition.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 but select the "left" edge nodes (N1 and N2) and use 2 segments.