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7.2 Surface Loads
Surface loads are applied in a similar way as boundary conditions. First select the items to which you wish to apply the load. Then, select the Physics/Add Surface Load from the menu bar. This opens up a dialog box from which you can select the available loads (Figure 7.2↑).
First, enter a name for the new surface load or leave the field empty to accept the default value. Then, select the step to which you wish to apply the load. Remember that applying a load to the initial step will cause the load to propagate through all the other steps, where if you select an analysis step, the load will only remain active during that step.
Next, select the type of load you wish to add from the list and click the OK button to confirm your choice. The load parameters can be entered in the properties box on the Model Viewer. The different available loads will be described in the following sections.