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Properties : Form-finding

Form-finding is an analysis which seeks to determine the shape of a lightweight structure under a set of boundary constraints. During a form-finding analysis with the solver will search for form finding properties with the property number assigned to the element. If none are found, the normal beam section or 2D element properties will be used instead.

There are two types of form finding properties: force density 1D and force density 2D for 1D and 2D elements respectively and soap film 1D and soap film 2D for 1D and 2D elements respectively.