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The Load component facilitates the application of arbitrary external loading to a model.



A point load or point moment is defined by the magnitudes of its components in various degrees of freedom. Axis Type is used to specify whether a load is defined in the global axes (Global) or in a local axis system (Local). The default axis type is Global. If you choose Local, the Axis System drop-down list is enabled and presents you with a list of Axis System components for use in defining your load. You specify the actual load or moment components via the Properties dialog. You specify components in any or all of DOFs 1-3 for a point load and DOFs 4-6 for a moment.

To include a point load in an analysis, you add the relevant Load component via the Parameters tab of the Analysis component.

An additional articles describe the Load Data Inputs and Load Best Practice.