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Member loads from free line load

Figure 11.191 Convert Free Line Load to Member Loads dialog box

For pure member models such as girder grillages, you can use this dialog box to define free line loads and prorate them to members.

The correct load assignment requires specifications for the Line Load Direction and, where applicable, Member Load Direction. These dialog sections and the Remove Influence from section are described for the "Member Loads From Area Load via Plane" function.

The Line Load Magnitudes can be defined constantly or linearly. The Line Load Position can be graphically defined with by clicking the start and end node. If the line load is perpendicular to the plane, additionally enter the help node C.

Click the button to open the Settings for Load Generation dialog box (see Figure 11.178).