I/O Options and Subcase Information Entry Used to request the total force (summation of single-point force of constraint and applied load) output for all subcases or individual subcases, respectively.


TOTALFORCE (format, type, SUBSYS=SUBSYS_ID) = option


Argument Options Description
format <H3D>

Default = H3D

H3D, blank
Results are output in Hyper3D format (.h3d file).
Note: Other formats are currently not supported and will be ignored, if specified.
type <SPARSE, ALL>
SPARSE (Default)
Total force is output only for selected nodes in ‘option, that have a component with magnitude ≥ 1.0E-10.
Total force is output for all the selected nodes in ‘option.

No default

ID of the subsystem.

When used along a subsystem definition, this option generates an individual result file for each subsystem with results for that subsystem only.

For more information, refer to the SET Bulk Data Entry.
option <YES, ALL, NO, NONE, SID>

Default = ALL

Total force is output for all the nodes.
Total force is not output.
If a set ID is given, total force is output only for nodes listed in that set.


  1. TOTALFORCE output is the summation of single-point force of constraint (SPCFORCE) and applied load (OLOAD).
  2. TOTALFORCE output is available only for Linear Static and Nonlinear Static (small and large displacement) analysis types.
  3. If OLOAD is requested along with TOTALFORCE in the model, OLOAD (SPC) will be activated internally, regardless of the option specified under spc argument in the OLOAD entry.
  4. The pretension force, specified by the PRETENS entry is also output with the total force output at relevant scalar points (SPOINT). The results at SPOINTs can be viewed in HyperGraph.