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Constraints

To set constraints on the elements that make up your model, press the CONSTRAINTS button on the Tab Bar.


NODE SUPPORTS

To set a constraint on nodes, click on Node supports in the Entity Tree. Go to the Data Panel and press New.

In the Node field write the number that identifies the node you want to bind, then underneath select which moving component you want to fix or release. You can also impose a spring constraint and specify its stiffness.

If you need to repeat the same constraint conditions for several Nodes, it will be easier to use the multiple assignment feature: enter a list or range of Nodes to which you want to apply the same constraint.


MEMBER SUPPORTS

To set a constraint over the entire length of a member, press on Member supports in the Entity Tree. Go to the Data Panel and click on New.

In the Member field write the number that identifies the member you want to bind, then underneath select which moving component you want to fix or free. You can also set a line constraint and specify its stiffness.

If you need to repeat the same constraint conditions for several Members, it will be easier to use the multiple assignment feature: enter a list or range of Members to which you want to apply the same constraint.


SHELL SUPPORTS

To set a constraint on the entire surface of a shell, press on Shell supports in the Entity Tree. Go to the Data Panel and press New.

In the Shell field write the number that identifies the plate element you want to bind, then below select which of its moving components you want to fix or release. You can also impose a surface constraint and specify its stiffness.

If you need to repeat the same constraint conditions for several Shells, it will be easier to use the multiple assignment feature: enter a list or range of Shells to which you want to apply the same constraint.