Why is there a trapezoidal and no triangular load displayed for a surface load with a linear load distribution (from 0 to 50 kN/m²)?


The reason is the relative limit settings that can be defined for each load type in the display settings. In order to display the load in a triangular shape, it is necessary to reduce the minimum value for "1 [kN/m²]." The smallest value that can be set is 0.1%.

The relative limit settings are used to control the minimum and the maximum display size in relation to the maximum dimensions of the entire model.


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