14 August 2019

FAQ 003482 EN

Gerhard Rehm

Modeling | Loading



I receive lifting support forces, even though the loads act in opposite directions. What is the cause?


First, it should be checked in which direction the self-weight of the structural elements acts. You can also display the self-weight graphically by using the 'Display Navigator' (see Figure 01). It often happens that the user does not convert the data when switching the global Z-axis, in the calculation parameters, and then only adjusts the geometry. The self-weight acts in the wrong direction and must be signed correctly in the load case (see Figure 02).


Lifting force Negative support force Self-weight


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