How Do I Apply Loads to a Portion of a Surface?


How do I apply loads and supports to a portion of an existing surface?


  1. Define a surface.
    • In case of flat surfaces, use the sketch tools to create a subface where you want to apply the load or support.
    • For curved surfaces, it is necessary to create a solid that intersects the surface to be partitioned.
  2. Then use the Boolean Intersect tool to partition the solid, followed by the Boolean Combine tool to recombine the original solid with the intersection.
    You will get a solid with the same shape of the original part, but with a partitioned surface.