Solver element properties
When in a Solver View, solver element properties are displayed in the Properties Window as shown below. Only certain of these can be edited; properties that are dimmed are derived and cannot be changed directly.
Property | Description |
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General | |
Active | When this is set to False the solver element is inactive in the analysis. Only certain member types (braces, analysis elements) can be made inactive. |
Type | The type of the solver element |
Fabrication | The fabrication type of the solver element. |
Construction | The construction type of the solver element. |
Material | The solver element material. |
Gamma angle |
Defines the element orientation about its local x axis. When gamma = 0, the local z lies in the plane created by the local x axis and the global z axis. |
Length | The solver element length. |
Start Releases | |
Fx, Fy, Fz | These define the translational end releases at end 1. |
Mx, My, Mz | These define the rotational end releases at end 1. |
End Releases | |
Fx, Fy, Fz | These define the translational end releases at end 2. |
Mx, My, Mz | These define the rotational end releases at end 2. |