To assign nodal supports as either fixed or pinned,
use the following procedure.
STAAD.Pro Physical Modeler
includes predefined boundary
conditions for fixed and pinned nodal supports.
- Fixed supports are
restrained in all six degrees of freedom (TX, TY, TZ, RX, RY, and RZ)
- Pinned supports are
restrained against translation (TX, TY, and TZ) but free to rotate (i.e.,
released in RX, RY, and RZ)
Select the nodes which will all have the same support condition.
Nodal ribbon tab in the
Supports group, select one of the following
tools according to which predefined support condition you want to use:
The supports are
assigned the restraints
Restraints can be reviewed and edited by selecting the
Supports tool in the
Nodes group on the
Spreadsheet ribbon tab.