Remote Load

Apply distributed loads (tractions) to faces, general virtual connector, or spots that are statistically equivalent to a load applied on a single point.

For dynamic analyses, each load direction must reference a time/frequency function curve.
  1. On the Project Tree, open the Analysis Workbench.
  2. In the workbench toolbar, click the (Remote loads) icon.
  3. Specify which type of entity will have loads applied:
    • If applying spots, you can create new spots by clicking Create new spot.
    • For faces, in the modeling window, select the desired face(s) on the model.
      Note: The Units and Remote point coordinates fields will become active and automatically populate.
    • For general virtual connector, select the desired connectors from the Project Tree.
      Note: Selection allows one general virtual connector per load.
  4. Optional: If necessary, edit the Remote point X, Y, and Z coordinates by clearing the Set at COG check box.
  5. Specify the coordinate system to which the load or displacement will be applied.
    The default is set to the Global coordinate system, which is automatically created upon geometry import.
  6. Define the load.
    1. Click the Force and/or Moment tab.
    2. Select force and/or moment units.
    3. Enter the force and/or moment directional components in the X, Y, and Z coordinate fields.
  7. For Non-linear Structural analysis, specify either a follower force or a fixed direction force.
    1. Select the Is follower load check box to specify a follower load.
    2. Leave the check box blank to specify a fixed direction force.
  8. Click OK.