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Fredrik Lagerström 1.1 1 == Point load ==
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8 Depending on the current FEM-Design module, point force and/or moment can be defined easily by giving just the load insertion point and direction. The load properties and definition tools are available on the tool palette of the [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/image-20200303150634-9.png||alt="image-20200303150634-9.png"]] //Point load//.
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11 Figure: Tool palette of Point load
13 **Definition steps**
15 1. Select the load case from the load case drop-down list from [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/1583244639217-937.png||alt="1583244639217-937.png"]] tabmenu, which you would like to add the new point load(s) to.
16 If you have not defined a load case yet, you can also define and set it in the [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/1583244667944-955.png||alt="1583244667944-955.png"]] //Default settings dialog// by giving a load case name. Here you can type any comment, which will be displayed next to the force.
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18 Figure: Load case definition
19 \\The load will be displayed on the layer assigned to the selected load case and in the layer’s color.
20 1. Choose the load type: [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/1583244713269-206.png||alt="1583244713269-206.png"]] //Force// or [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/1583244719840-566.png||alt="1583244719840-566.png"]] //Moment// (FEM-Design module dependent).
21 1. Set the load value according to the current unit (that can be set at //Settings > Units//) in the tool palette or at [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/1583244735934-730.png||alt="1583244735934-730.png"]] //Default settings//.
22 1. Define the **direction** of the force or moment axis (FEM-Design module dependent).
23 1. Choose a method for the insertion point definition (**geometry**).
24 1. Place the point load in the model view based on the chosen geometry method (5^^th^^ step).
26 Optional steps:
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29 1. If the load is acting on the structure’s eccentric axis/surface select the //Apply on the eccentric axis/surface// option in the Default settings.
30 1. Modify the load properties (the host load case, load value) with the [[image:https://wiki.fem-design.strusoft.com/xwiki/wiki/femdesignwiki/download/Manuals/User%20Manual/Loads/WebHome/1583244760284-205.png||alt="1583244760284-205.png"]] //Properties// tool of the //Point load// tool palette.
31 1. Modify the load direction with the editing tools (**Editing Loads**).
32 1. Set the display settings of the load (**Load Display Settings**).
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