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M. To add a linear varying load to members

To add linear varying force along the length of a member, use the following procedure.

  1. Either:

    On the Loading ribbon tab, select the Load Items tool in the Loading Specifications group

    ヒント: This will add the load item to the currently selected load group selected in the program status bar.


    In the Load & Definition dialog, select a primary load case in the Load Cases Details list and then click Add.

    The Add New Load Items dialog opens.
  2. Select .

    the Member Loads > Linear Varying tab


    the Member Loads > Trapezoidal tab

  3. 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
  4. Type the load values at the ends (W1, W2 option) or at midspan (W3 option) (with sign).
  5. Select the Direction.
  6. Click Add. The load item is added to the selected load case.