I/O Options and Subcase Information Entry The ENDLOAD command can be used in the I/O Options or Subcase Information sections to request End Load output for all edges for relevant subcases or individual subcases, respectively.


ENDLOAD = option


Argument Options Description
option <YES, ALL, NO, NONE>

Default = ALL

YES, ALL, blank
End loads are output for all grids.
End loads are not output.


  1. When the ENDLOAD command is not present, end loads are not output.
  2. The ENDLOAD command outputs end loads as corner values associated with element edges. For 1D elements, end loads are forces along the length of the element. For 2D elements, end loads are forces calculated along the element edges between two grid points. End loads are added together in cases where multiple 1D/2D elements share an edge. For example, if end loads are output between grid points 1 and 2, the force output at 1 is equal to the force along the element (or edge) from grid 1 to 2 and the force output at 2 is equal to the force along the element (or edge) from grid 2 to 1.
  3. ENDLOAD is available only for static analysis subcases. Additionally, PARAM, XPOST can be used to create the .elfo (element forces), .elsh (element shears), and .endl (end loads) output files.
  4. Multiple instances of this card are allowed. If instances are conflicting, the last instance dominates.