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1095 1095  
1096 1096  **Non-linear behaviors**, independent compression and tension, elastic and plastic behaviour settings are also available for all motion and rotation components.
1097 1097  
1098 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.wmz||alt="MCj02990090000%5b1%5d"]] ** //Edge connection //is a special tool of structural object definitions. Although it was described at planar objects (like **Plate**), the following connection settings and functions are also valid for //Edge connections//.
1098 +|[[image:light.png]]|//Edge connection //is a special tool of structural object definitions. Although it was described at planar objects (like **Plate**), the following connection settings and functions are also valid for //Edge connections//.
1099 1099  
1100 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] Support motion loads** have to be assigned to supports, so supports are requested input parameters for motion-type loads.
1100 +|(% style="width:105px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1385px" %)(((
1101 +**Support motion loads** have to be assigned to supports, so supports are requested input parameters for motion-type loads.
1101 1101  
1102 - Always try to create stable structural model by defining correct support and connection conditions. From unstable (kinematically indeterminate) structure equilibrium error can be resulted. In that case the program sends a warning message at the end of the calculations, and you can determine the location of the problems by checking the equilibrium (//Analysis// > **Equilibrium**), the displacement/buckling and/vibration shape results of the structure. It may also happen that the model is so incorrect that calculations stops with error messages and without results.
1103 +Always try to create stable structural model by defining correct support and connection conditions. From unstable (kinematically indeterminate) structure equilibrium error can be resulted. In that case the program sends a warning message at the end of the calculations, and you can determine the location of the problems by checking the equilibrium (//Analysis// > **Equilibrium**), the displacement/buckling and/vibration shape results of the structure. It may also happen that the model is so incorrect that calculations stops with error messages and without results.
1104 +)))
1103 1103  
1104 -==== “Infinite” Rigidity ====
1106 +== “Infinite” Rigidity ==
1105 1105  
1106 1106  The value of “infinite” rigidity can be defined and set as project default by support/connection types and components at //Settings > All > FEM//. Go through the //Motion// and //Rotation// components by support and connections types and set the requested stiffness value that model blocked absolute/relative displacement.
1107 1107  
1108 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.wmz||alt="MCj02990090000%5b1%5d"]] **The “rigid” values can be set to default for further projects, if select //“Rigid” values// in the //Settings //tree and click //Save as default//.
1110 +|[[image:light.png]]|(((
1111 +The “rigid” values can be set to default for further projects, if select //“Rigid” values// in the //Settings //tree and click //Save as default//.
1109 1109  
1113 +(% style="text-align:center" %)
1114 +[[image:1585063861141-403.png]]
1110 1110  
1116 +(% style="text-align: center;" %)
1111 1111  Figure: “Rigid” values
1118 +)))
1112 1112  
1113 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.wmz||alt="MCj02990090000%5b1%5d"]] **The “rigid” value can be set by support/connection/fictitious bar element inside its settings dialog (//Setup “Rigid”//) independently of the project default.
1120 +|[[image:light.png]]|(((
1121 +The “rigid” value can be set by support/connection/fictitious bar element inside its settings dialog (//Setup “Rigid”//) independently of the project default.
1114 1114  
1123 +(% style="text-align: center;" %)
1124 +[[image:1585063900363-901.png]]
1115 1115  
1126 +(% style="text-align: center;" %)
1116 1116  Figure: “Rigid” value set by support objects
1128 +)))
1117 1117  
1118 -
1119 1119  == Properties (Non-linear behaviours) ==
1120 1120  
1121 1121  Compression, tension, elastic and plastic behavior of supports and connections can be set separately and by components.
1122 1122  
1134 +[[image:1585063962335-274.png]]
1123 1123  
1124 1124  Figure: The parts of typical support/connection settings dialogs
1125 1125  
1126 1126  * **Stiffness fields by compression and tension**
1127 -
1128 -//“Rigid”// or //Free// can be chosen from the pop-ups, or stiffness value (spring support/connection) can be typed in the fields.
1129 -
1130 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.wmz||alt="MCj02990090000%5b1%5d"]] **Active [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image013.png||alt="icon_suplinkbutton"]] icon assigns the stiffness value typed in the //Compression// field to the //Tension// field. Inactive icon [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image014.png||alt="icon_inaktiveconlink"]] lets to define the stiffness values separately.
1131 -
1139 +//“Rigid”// or //Free// can be chosen from the pop-ups, or stiffness value (spring support/connection) can be typed in the fields.(((
1140 +|[[image:light.png]]|(((
1141 +Active [[image:1585064011285-311.png]] icon assigns the stiffness value typed in the //Compression// field to the //Tension// field. Inactive icon [[image:1585064017291-624.png]] lets to define the stiffness values separately.
1142 +)))
1143 +)))
1132 1132  * **Predefined types**
1145 +Click [[image:1585064057071-311.png]] to set all motion and rotation components to “rigid”. The result will be a totally rigid support/connection.
1146 +Click [[image:1585064062442-248.png]] to set all rotation components to “free” (allow rotation around all directions). The result will be a hinged support/connection.
1147 +Click [[image:1585064073613-904.png]] to set all components to free. This tool gives the possibility to virtually connect independently moving elements.(((
1148 +|(% style="width:102px" %)[[image:light.png]]|(% style="width:1348px" %)(((
1149 +**“**Uplift” can be modeled both in 2D and 3D design modules by defining compression-only //support /// //connection// (tension = 0 (free)) and by checking the **Consider non-linear behavior of supports, trusses and connections**// //box at //Calculate> Analysis//.
1133 1133  
1134 -Click [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image015.png||alt="rigid_icon"]] to set all motion and rotation components to “rigid”. The result will be a totally rigid support/connection.
1151 +[[image:1585064110145-957.png]]
1135 1135  
1136 -Click [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image016.png||alt="hinged_icon"]] to set all rotation components to “free” (allow rotation around all directions). The result will be a hinged support/connection.
1137 -
1138 -Click [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image017.png||alt="free_icon"]] to set all components to free. This tool gives the possibility to virtually connect independently moving elements.
1139 -
1140 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.wmz||alt="MCj02990090000%5b1%5d"]] “**Uplift” can be modeled both in 2D and 3D design modules by defining compression-only //support /// //connection// (tension = 0 (free)) and by checking the **Consider non-linear behavior of supports, trusses and connections**// //box at //Calculate> Analysis//.
1141 -
1142 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image018.png]]
1143 -
1144 1144  Figure: Allow uplift in Plate and 3D Structure modules
1154 +)))
1155 +)))
1145 1145  
1146 1146  * **Using “Detach” option**
1158 +The nonlinear behavior of supports and connections (//Point support//, //Point support group, Line support, Line support group, Surface support, 3D //Plates and Walls //Edge connection, border //and //panel// connection of //Timber panels //and// Profiled panels//) can be controlled by one signed component. It means, if the force in the connection / support happen to act in this selected direction, all spring constants will be set to 0, so called it is detached. This option can be set in the dialog, where the spring coefficients are set. If in the //Detach// list anything is selected (e.g. z’ tension) the corresponding spring constant will be automatically set to 0.
1159 +\\[[image:1585064150149-209.png]]
1147 1147  
1148 -The nonlinear behavior of supports and connections (//Point support//, //Point support group, Line support, Line support group, Surface support, 3D //Plates and Walls //Edge connection, border //and //panel// connection of //Timber panels //and// Profiled panels//) can be controlled by one signed component. It means, if the force in the connection / support happen to act in this selected direction, all spring constants will be set to 0, so called it is detached. This option can be set in the dialog, where the spring coefficients are set. If in the //Detach// list anything is selected (e.g. z’ tension) the corresponding spring constant will be automatically set to 0.
1161 +|(% style="width:88px" %)[[image:1585064177336-343.png]]|(% style="width:1402px" %)(((
1162 +If in Calculations dialog the ”//Consider non-linear behavior of supports, trusses and connections//” option is checked the calculation method is the following: If in the connection where the detach behavior is defined (e.g. z’ tension) the connection force is tension in the given direction (z’) in an iteration step all of the other spring constant will be set to 0. If in any later iteration step the connection force will be compression, the spring constants will be set to the previously defined values.
1149 1149  
1150 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image019.png]]
1164 +[[image:1585064193502-609.png]]
1165 +)))
1151 1151  
1152 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image020.png||alt="egerpad%20copy"]] If in Calculations dialog the ”//Consider non-linear behavior of supports, trusses and connections//” option is checked the calculation method is the following: If in the connection where the detach behavior is defined (e.g. z’ tension) the connection force is tension in the given direction (z’) in an iteration step all of the other spring constant will be set to 0. If in any later iteration step the connection force will be compression, the spring constants will be set to the previously defined values.
1167 +|[[image:warning.png]]|There is a big difference between setting any of the components to zero or selecting a detach behavior. If the user sets manually a component to zero, in the analysis the connection or support will not have rigidity in that direction.
1153 1153  
1154 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image021.png]]
1155 -
1156 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] **There is a big difference between setting any of the components to zero or selecting a detach behavior. If the user sets manually a component to zero, in the analysis the connection or support will not have rigidity in that direction.
1157 -
1158 -
1159 -
1160 1160  == Supports ==
1161 1161  
1162 1162  **Support types**
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1174 1174  | |Not available in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]]
1175 1175  | |Arbitrary direction in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image027.png||alt="icon_FRAMEMODULE"]]
1176 1176  |Geometry|- (insertion point)
1177 -|Available analysis results|[[**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1178 -|Load can be assigned|[[**Point support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image028.png||alt="icon_load_pointmotion"]]
1186 +|Available analysis results|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1187 +|Load can be assigned|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Point support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]](%%) [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image028.png||alt="icon_load_pointmotion"]]
1179 1179  |[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image029.png||alt="icon_PointSupportGroup"]] Point support group property|
1180 1180  |Modules where available|[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image027.png||alt="icon_FRAMEMODULE"]]
1181 1181  |Motion component direction|Parallel with Global Z axis in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]]
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1185 1185  | |Not available in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]]
1186 1186  | |Arbitrary direction in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image027.png||alt="icon_FRAMEMODULE"]]
1187 1187  |Geometry|- (insertion point)
1188 -|Available analysis results|[[**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1189 -|Load can be assigned|[[**Point support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image028.png||alt="icon_load_pointmotion"]]
1197 +|Available analysis results|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1198 +|Load can be assigned|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Point support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]](%%) [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image028.png||alt="icon_load_pointmotion"]]
1190 1190  |[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image031.png||alt="icon_LineSupport"]] Line support property|
1191 1191  |Modules where available|[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]]
1192 1192  |Motion component direction|Parallel with Global Z axis in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]]
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1196 1196  | |Not available in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]]
1197 1197  | |Arbitrary direction in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]]
1198 1198  |Geometry|Straight or curved reference line
1199 -|Available analysis results|[[**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1200 -|Load can be assigned|[[**Line support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image032.png||alt="icon_load_linemotion"]]
1208 +|Available analysis results|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1209 +|Load can be assigned|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Line support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]](%%) [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image032.png||alt="icon_load_linemotion"]]
1201 1201  |[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image033.png||alt="icon_LineSupportGroup"]] Line support group property|
1202 1202  |Modules where available|[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image030.png||alt="icon_PREDESIGNMODULE"]]
1203 1203  |Motion component|Parallel with Global Z axis in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]]
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1212 1212  | |Not available in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]]
1213 1213  | |Arbitrary direction in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image030.png||alt="icon_PREDESIGNMODULE"]]
1214 1214  |Geometry|Straight or curved reference line
1215 -|Available analysis results|[[**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1216 -|Load can be assigned|[[**Line support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image032.png||alt="icon_load_linemotion"]]
1224 +|Available analysis results|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Reaction forces and moments**>>path:#_Reactions]]
1225 +|Load can be assigned|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Line support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]](%%) [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image032.png||alt="icon_load_linemotion"]]
1217 1217  |[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image034.png||alt="icon_SurfaceSupport"]] Surface support group property|
1218 1218  |Modules where available|[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image030.png||alt="icon_PREDESIGNMODULE"]]
1219 1219  |Motion component direction|Parallel with Global Z axis in [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]]
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1221 1221  |Rotation component direction|Not available  [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image030.png||alt="icon_PREDESIGNMODULE"]]
1222 1222  |Geometry|Arbitrary region shape; holes can be placed into it
1223 1223  |Available analysis results|**//Reaction forces//**
1224 -|Load can be assigned|[[**Surface support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image035.png||alt="icon_load_surfacemot"]]
1233 +|Load can be assigned|[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Surface support motion load**>>path:#_Support_Motion]](%%) [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image035.png||alt="icon_load_surfacemot"]]
1225 1225  
1226 1226  Table: Properties by Support types
1227 1227  
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1234 1234  
1235 1235  Figure: A fully rigid support modeled by six single Support components or one Support group
1236 1236  
1237 -Special color-system differentiates //single Supports// from the //Support group// components. Whilst a single// Support// uses the color of the “Supports”// //[[**Object layer**>>path:#_Layer_Types]], the components of a //Support group// are displayed in the colors equivalent with the support’s //Local system// (//Settings > All > Display > Support //and //Local systems//).
1246 +Special color-system differentiates //single Supports// from the //Support group// components. Whilst a single// Support// uses the color of the “Supports”// //[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Object layer**>>path:#_Layer_Types]](%%), the components of a //Support group// are displayed in the colors equivalent with the support’s //Local system// (//Settings > All > Display > Support //and //Local systems//).
1238 1238  
1239 1239  
1240 1240  [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image038.png||alt="figure_15_supportcolors"]]
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1249 1249  
1250 1250  Figure: Modeling same wall support condition in two ways
1251 1251  
1252 -1. If needed (and available in the current FEM-Design module), set a proper position for the [[**working plane**.>>path:#_Working_Plane]]
1261 +1. If needed (and available in the current FEM-Design module), set a proper position for the [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**working plane**.>>path:#_Working_Plane]]
1253 1253  1. Start the required support command from [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image040.png||alt="tabmenu_Structure"]] tabmenu and choose [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image041.png]] //Define//.
1254 1254  1. In case of single //Support//, choose the displacement type you would like to be define:
1255 1255  
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1256 1256  * [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image042.png||alt="icon_supmotion"]] //Motion//
1257 1257  * [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image043.png||alt="icon_suprotat"]] //Rotation//
1258 1258  
1268 +1. Set the support [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**properties**>>path:#_Supports_and_Connections]](%%) as mentioned before in the applied support’s //Default settings// dialog. See the settings possibilities and options at [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Properties (Non-Linear Behaviors)**>>path:#_Properties_(Non-Linear_Behaviors)]](%%).
1259 1259  
1260 -1. Set the support [[**properties**>>path:#_Supports_and_Connections]] as mentioned before in the applied support’s //Default settings// dialog. See the settings possibilities and options at [[**Properties (Non-Linear Behaviors)**>>path:#_Properties_(Non-Linear_Behaviors)]].
1261 -
1262 1262  In the settings dialog of a curved line support, the support direction has to set fixed or variable along the support’s reference line.
1263 1263  
1264 - [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image044.png||alt="figure_sup_curveddir"]]
1272 +[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image044.png||alt="figure_sup_curveddir"]]
1265 1265  
1266 1266  Figure: Possible support directions in case of curved reference line
1267 1267  
1268 -1. Define the required support component [[**direction**>>path:#_Direction]] for the single //Support// or set the reference system for the //Support group//.
1269 -1. Choose a [[**geometry**>>path:#_Geometry]] definition method for the support’s reference point/line/region.
1276 +1. Define the required support component [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**direction**>>path:#_Direction]](%%) for the single //Support// or set the reference system for the //Support group//.
1277 +1. Choose a [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**geometry**>>path:#_Geometry]](%%) definition method for the support’s reference point/line/region.
1270 1270  1. Define the support in the model view based on the chosen geometry method.
1271 1271  
1272 1272  Optional steps:
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1291 1291  
1292 1292  Figure: Local system separates a one-component Support group from a same directional single Support
1293 1293  
1294 -1. The supports are stored on “Supports” [[**Object layers**>>path:#_Layer_Types]]. At layer settings, the default color of the single //Supports// and pen width of all support types can be set. The color and the symbol line type (e.g. dotted) of selected supports can be modified by //Edit > //[[**Properties**>>path:#_Change_appearance]]// > Change appearance//.
1302 +1. The supports are stored on “Supports” [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Object layers**>>path:#_Layer_Types]](%%). At layer settings, the default color of the single //Supports// and pen width of all support types can be set. The color and the symbol line type (e.g. dotted) of selected supports can be modified by //Edit > //[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Properties**>>path:#_Change_appearance]](%%)// > Change appearance//.
1295 1295  
1296 -
1297 -
1298 1298  == Connection Objects ==
1299 1299  
1300 1300  **Connection types**
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1301 1301  
1302 1302  The following table summarizes the available “connection model objects” and their main features in the different FEM-Design Modules.
1303 1303  
1304 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] **[[**Edge connection**>>path:#edge_connection_plate]] is not a “connection object”. It is a definition tool for boundary connection conditions, which is available for [[**Plate**>>path:#_Plate]]/[[**Wall**>>path:#_Wall]], [[**Profiled panel**>>path:#_Profiled_panel]] and [[**Timber Panel**>>path:#_Timber_Panel]] elements. But, the [[**non-linear behavior and component settings**>>path:#_Properties_(Non-Linear_Behaviors)]] are valid for edge connections introduced for the supports and below mentioned connection elements. See the definition modes and possibilities of an [[**Edge connection at Plate**>>path:#edge_connection_plate]].
1310 +**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] **[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Edge connection**>>path:#edge_connection_plate]](%%) is not a “connection object”. It is a definition tool for boundary connection conditions, which is available for [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Plate**>>path:#_Plate]](%%)/[[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Wall**>>path:#_Wall]](%%), [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Profiled panel**>>path:#_Profiled_panel]](%%) and [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Timber Panel**>>path:#_Timber_Panel]](%%) elements. But, the [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**non-linear behavior and component settings**>>path:#_Properties_(Non-Linear_Behaviors)]](%%) are valid for edge connections introduced for the supports and below mentioned connection elements. See the definition modes and possibilities of an [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Edge connection at Plate**>>path:#edge_connection_plate]](%%).
1305 1305  
1306 -The end connection property of the bar elements are also not “connection objects”. You can read more about them at the [[**Beam**>>path:#_Beam]], [[**Column**>>path:#_Column]] and [[**Fictitious bar** **connection**>>path:#_Fictitious_Bar]] settings.
1312 +The end connection property of the bar elements are also not “connection objects”. You can read more about them at the [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Beam**>>path:#_Beam]](%%), [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Column**>>path:#_Column]](%%) and [[(% class="wikiinternallink" %)**Fictitious bar** **connection**>>path:#_Fictitious_Bar]](%%) settings.
1307 1307  
1308 1308  |[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image049.png||alt="icon_PointPointCon"]] Point-point connection property|**Description**
1309 1309  |Modules where available|[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image022.png||alt="icon_PLATEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image024.png||alt="icon_WALLMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image025.png||alt="icon_PLANESTRAIN"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image026.png||alt="icon_3DSTRU"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image027.png||alt="icon_FRAMEMODULE"]] [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image030.png||alt="icon_PREDESIGNMODULE"]]
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1371 1371  
1372 1372  1. Start [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image050.png||alt="icon_LineLineCon"]] //Line-line connection// command from [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image040.png||alt="tabmenu_Structure"]] tabmenu and choose [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image041.png]] //Define//.
1373 1373  
1374 - [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image074.png]]
1380 +[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image074.png]]
1375 1375  
1376 1376  1. Set the properties of the new connection at [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image075.png||alt="icon_llcset"]] //Default settings//. See the settings possibilities and options at **Properties (Non-Linear Behaviors)**.
1377 1377  
1378 - [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image076.png]]
1384 +[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image076.png]]
1379 1379  
1380 1380  **[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] ** Applying a connection different from rigid state, the //Interface position// (//r//) is very important.
1381 1381  
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1422 1422  
1423 1423  **[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] **There are some objects that use the same rigidity type library:
1424 1424  
1425 -* //Line – line connection, Edge connection (3D Plate, Wall), border //and //panel// connection of //Timber panels //and// Profiled panels//
1431 +* //Line – line connection, Edge connection (3D Plate, Wall), border //and //panel// connection of //Timber panels //and// Profiled panels//
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