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point force

point force

point force

(OP)
I am using SW 2016. I am kind of new to this software.
I have a lift lug that I have been trying to apply a force.
I don't understand the bearing force at all. I see that I can
also use a nonuniform distributed load which I haven't tried yet.
What I want to know is can I apply a point load? Can I
somehow define a location in the interior of the lift lug eye
and apply a point load?

Thanks,

RE: point force

A point force is a singularity and won't give accurate results, the best option is to create a split line in your model at the load location so you have an area approximating where the actual load will be applied, then apply a constant force over that area by selecting the face and orienting the force in the vertical direction in the force dialog box.

RE: point force

(OP)
Thanks for your answer. It helps to narrow down options.
I saw that "split" command but wasn't sure how to apply it.
I'll look into it more.

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