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Nodal Loading

Three type of nodal loading are possible in GSA. Node loads are the most direct type of loading and apply a force or moment directly to a node. Applied displacements provide a method of determining the state of the structure given a set of fixed displacements at selected nodes. Settlements work with constraints to also provide a way of specifying displacements at specified nodes, but in this cases these are unaffected by any other loads on the structure. Noded to which settlements are applied must be restrained in the settlement directions.

Load case and title

The loading is stored by case number. However it is good practice to name load cases. The load title gives access to the Load case titles wizard to simplify this procedure. The Wizard is opened for the currently displayed load case.