Envelopes

 

In Advance Design, the envelopes of load cases are defined in the modeling step. During the analysis step, the envelopes are calculated according to their configuration, as described below.

Each envelope corresponds to a result type (i.e., displacements, forces or stresses). Envelope cases are organized in envelope families.

Several envelope families can be defined, each one corresponding to an element type (i.e., nodes, supports, linear or planar elements).

Each envelope may be used in the creation of other envelopes; thus, you may define envelopes of load cases or envelopes of envelopes.

Note

The name of an envelope case contains:

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