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1191 1191  == **Single Support versus Support group** ==
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1193 -Single Support defines only one component in one step, whilst Support group places a group of more components in one step. Although single Supports can be combined and work as a group support, it is recommended to define multi-support conditions with Support group, because all support components can be set or modified later (with the [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image036.png]] //Properties// tool) inside one settings dialog.
1193 +Single Support defines only one component in one step, whilst Support group places a group of more components in one step. Although single Supports can be combined and work as a group support, it is recommended to define multi-support conditions with Support group, because all support components can be set or modified later (with the [[image:1585148173109-272.png]] //Properties// tool) inside one settings dialog.
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1195 +[[image:1585148177757-781.png]]
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1196 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image037.png]]
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1198 1198  Figure: A fully rigid support modeled by six single Support components or one Support group
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1200 -Special color-system differentiates //single Supports// from the //Support group// components. Whilst a single// Support// uses the color of the “Supports”// //[[(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink 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//).
1199 +Special color-system differentiates //single Supports// from the //Support group// components. Whilst a single// Support// uses the color of the “Supports”// //(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink" %)**Object layer**(%%), 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//).
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1201 +[[image:1585148198162-954.png]]
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1203 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image038.png||alt="figure_15_supportcolors"]]
1204 -
1205 1205  Figure: Color settings of support types
1206 1206  
1207 -**Definition steps**
1208 -
1209 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] **While support definition, keep in mind not to create unstable situation! For example in 3D modules, model a hinged support under a wall with hinged line support added to a wall at its rigid edge or with rigid line support added to a wall at its hinged wall. In case of unstable situation the program sends a warning message during calculation.
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1211 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image039.png]]
1212 -
1213 -Figure: Modeling same wall support condition in two ways
1214 -
1215 -1. If needed (and available in the current FEM-Design module), set a proper position for the [[(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink" %)**working plane**.>>path:#_Working_Plane]]
1216 -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//.
1217 -1. In case of single //Support//, choose the displacement type you would like to be define:
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1219 -* [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image042.png||alt="icon_supmotion"]] //Motion//
1220 -* [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image043.png||alt="icon_suprotat"]] //Rotation//
1221 -
1222 -1. Set the support [[(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink 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 wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink" %)**Properties (Non-Linear Behaviors)**>>path:#_Properties_(Non-Linear_Behaviors)]](%%).
1223 -
1224 -In the settings dialog of a curved line support, the support direction has to set fixed or variable along the support’s reference line.
1225 -
1226 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image044.png||alt="figure_sup_curveddir"]]
1227 -
1228 -Figure: Possible support directions in case of curved reference line
1229 -
1230 -1. Define the required support component [[(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink" %)**direction**>>path:#_Direction]](%%) for the single //Support// or set the reference system for the //Support group//.
1231 -1. Choose a [[(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink" %)**geometry**>>path:#_Geometry]](%%) definition method for the support’s reference point/line/region.
1232 -1. Define the support in the model view based on the chosen geometry method.
1233 -
1234 -Optional steps:
1235 -
1236 -1. Modify the geometry with the //Edit// menu commands valid for line/region elements.
1237 -1. Modify the support properties with the [[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image045.png]] //Properties// tool of the support’s tool palette.
1238 -1. Set the display settings of supports at //Settings > All > Display > Support//.
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1240 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image046.png]]
1241 -
1242 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.wmz||alt="MCj04113200000%5b1%5d"]] “**//Label//” represents the supports’ ID number generated by analysis/design calculation or by clicking //Refresh numbering// (//Tools// menu).
1243 -
1244 -Rotation support is displayed with symbol strongly different from motion representation.
1245 -
1246 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image047.png||alt="figure_14_supportsymbol"]]
1247 -
1248 -Figure: Typical symbols by support types
1249 -
1250 -**[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.wmz||alt="MCj02990090000%5b1%5d"]] **//Support groups// can also be separated from the //single Supports// by displaying their //Local system//.
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1252 -[[image:file:///C:/Users/Fredrik/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image048.png]]
1253 -
1254 -Figure: Local system separates a one-component Support group from a same directional single Support
1255 -
1256 -1. The supports are stored on “Supports” [[(% class="wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink 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 wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink wikiinternallink" %)**Properties**>>path:#_Change_appearance]](%%)// > Change appearance//.
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1258 1258  == Connection Objects ==
1259 1259  
1260 1260  **Connection types**
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