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T.3 Viewing Support Reactions

Use the nodal results page to obtain support reaction results.

  1. Select the Reactions page in the Postprocessing page control bar.

    The reactions at the supports will be displayed on the drawing and the Support Reactions table is displayed on the right side of the program window.

    The six values — namely, the three forces along global X, Y and Z, and the three moments Mx, My and Mz, in the global axis system — are displayed in a box for each support node.

  2. Display of one or more of the six terms of each support node may be toggled off in the following manner.
    1. On the Results ribbon tab, select the Annotate tool in the Configuration group.

      The Annotation dialog opens.

    2. Select the Reactions tab.
    3. Clear the degree of freedom check boxes in the Direct or Bending groups you want to hide from display.
    4. Click Annotate and then Close. The drawing will now contain only the selected items.
  3. (Optional) To change the load case for which the reactions are displayed, select the desired case from the Load drop-down in the program status bar.
  4. On the Support Reactions table, select the Summary tab.
    Tip: You can also open this table by selecting Tables > Reactions tool in the View Results group on the Results ribbon tab.

    The summary tab contains the maximum value for each of the 6 degrees of freedom along with the load case number responsible for it.

    Refer to T.3 Changing the units of values in the output to change the units in which these values are displayed.

This brings us to the conclusion of this tutorial.