Hello: I have a large beam model in FEMAP that I would like to apply area loads to. The beams in reality will have a steel deck plate on top of them and per code a 75 psf distributed load must be applied to the beams. I cannot figure out a way to apply a distributed load to these beams, without manually calculating the tributary area of each beam and applying load onto each individual beam. There must be a way to add a distributed load to a beam model in FEMAP, similar to structural programs such as STAAD and Risa. Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
Edit: I should also mention that node and beam spacing is irregular, so manually calculating nodal loads, or linear beam loads would be extremely cumbersome
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