For a defined free rectangular load, the selected projection plane of the load does not correspond to the load direction visible in the graphic.


The projection plane and the load direction are different parameters and independent of each other.

While the load direction represents the actual direction of the acting load, the projection plane, together with the corresponding coordinates of the load position, describes the plane from which the load's position is projected onto the surfaces subjected to the load.

In the "Edit Free Rectangular Load" dialog box, the graphic to the right is used for information purposes, see Figure 01.

Figure 01 - Edit Free Rectangular Load


Projection plane Load position Load direction Free Rectangular load

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