||Select the load case or load group to which this load will be added.
current load case or group is the default selection. This is displayed
in the program status bar and can be changed on the
ribbon tab in the Active
||Select the direction in which the forces act:
- Global X
/ Y / Z – to apply loads parallel to the selected global axis.
- Local x /
y / z – to apply loads parallel to the selected local axis. Local x
loads are axial to a member.
each time this dialog is selected must all act in the same direction (either
positive or negative). To assign loads in different directions, the tool may be
used again for the same load group or in different load groups.
|As a percentage
||Set this option to specify
distances to loads as a percentage of the member length.
||Click the field to display a table for entering
load values and distances:
- Load - type the
magnitude of the load. Negative values may be used to reverse the direction.
- Distance - type
the distance to the point along the member where this load acts.
Enter as a ratio (less than
1.0) if the As a percentage option is selected.