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Define the properties of a load

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Define the properties of a load

Define the properties of a load

Before you create a load, it is a good idea to define or check the load properties.

  1. On the Analysis & design tab, click Load properties , and then click a relevant load typecollection of data describing a load that represents the common characteristics shared by a number of individual loads, see also object type

    The basic load types are point load, line load, area load, uniform load, and temperature load.


    For example, click Area load to define area load properties.

  2. In the load properties dialog box:
    1. Enter or modify the properties.
      • Select a load groupset of loads and loadings that are caused by the same action and to which the user wants to refer collectively

        Loads belonging to the same load group are treated alike during load combination.


      • Define the load magnitude, and the load form if needed.

      • Attach the load to a part or to a position.

        You cannot attach a load to a part after you have created the load.

        You can detach a load from a part after you have created the load.

      • Define the load-bearing parts.

      • If needed, adjust the loaded length or area.

      • If needed, modify the load distribution on the Load panel tab.

    2. Click OK to save the properties.

Tekla Structures uses these properties when you create new loads of this type.

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