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Lists (of nodes, elements, members and cases) are used, for example, when a particular load is to be applied to one or several elements. To define a series of items the list can either specify each individually or, if applicable, use a more concise syntax.

Lists may be pre-defined separately by name and stored in the Lists module and later referenced by that name in e.g. the beam loads module; alternatively they may be specified directly in that module itself.

See also List Definitions and Lists Toolbar



The name is used as a convenient way of referring to lists.


A list can be defined for the following entities:

  • Node
  • Element
  • Member
  • Case


The entities that make up the list. The list syntax is described in the “Sets and Lists” section of “Working with the Program”.