How can I consider a settlement of column/support in the model?


An imposed deformation can occur on nodal support and line support. For surfaces, this is not yet possible. Thus, you can consider e.g. the settlements of a single foundation or strip foundations. The entries differ as follows:

Imposed Nodal Deformation
The imposed nodal deformation has to be assigned to a node supported in the direction of the deformation.
The imposed displacement can be considered for the nodal support axis system in direction uX' / uY' / uZ ' as well as imposed rotation φX' / φY '/ φZ' (see Figure 1).

Imposed Line Displacements
When working with imposed line displacements, the supports also have to be held in the direction of the displacement. The imposed line displacement is related to the line support axis system in direction uX'/ uY' / uZ ' as well as to the imposed rotation φX' (see Figure 2).


Settlement of column Settlement Column Imposed deformation Settlement of support


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