Analysis node properties

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Analysis node properties

Use the Analysis node properties dialog box to view and modify the properties of a node in an analysis model.

To access the dialog box, double-click an analysis node.

Option

Description

Supports

Defines which support conditions are used for the node.

The options are:

  • Get supports from part(s)

    The support conditions of a corresponding part end are used for the node.

  • User-defined node supports

    You can define the support conditions for the node.

If you select User-defined node supports, you can select one of the following options:

These options automatically set the degrees of freedom for the node.

You can modify a predefined combination to suit your needs. If you do that, Tekla Structures indicates it with this option:

Rotation

If you selected User-defined node supports, you can define the rotation of the node.

The options are:

  • Not rotated

  • Rotated

If you select Rotated, you can define the rotation, or you can set the rotation by the current work plane by clicking Set rotation by current work plane.

Ux

Uy

Uz

Rx

Ry

Rz

Define the translational (U) and rotational (R) degrees of freedom (displacements and rotations) of the node in the global x, y, and z directions.

The options are:

  • Free

  • Fixed

  • Spring

If you select Spring, enter the spring constant. The units depend on the settings in File menu > Settings > Options > Units and decimals.

See also

Create an analysis node

Merge analysis nodes

Analysis model objects

Status of analysis nodes

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