Loads Display

 

Several commands allow the control of the loads display in the graphic area.

Hiding and displaying loads

In Advance Design, it is possible to hide/display loads individually or according to the load case/load case family to which they belong.

How to hide/display a load

To hide a load or a selection of loads:

The loads are no longer displayed in the graphic area the corresponding icons appear grey in the Project Browser.

Hidding loads

Hidden loads

 

 

To display hidden loads:

How to hide/display all loads of a load case family

To hide all loads that belong to a load case family:

 The loads corresponding to the load case family are no longer displayed in the graphic area and their icons are displayed in grey in the Project Browser.

 

To display all loads of a load case family:

How to hide/display all loads of a load case

To hide all loads that belong to a load case:

 The loads corresponding to the load case are no longer displayed in the graphic area and their icons are displayed in grey in the Project Browser.

 

To display all loads of a load case:

How to display hidden case families

When a load case family is hidden, all the corresponding loads are hidden. The icons of the load case family, load cases and loads appear grey in the Project Browser. To display a hidden load case family:

Note

If only some of the load case family loads are hidden, double clicking the load case family in the Project Browser will hide all the loads of the load case family.

 

All the model loads can be hidden using the graphic area context menu: right-click the graphic area while no element is selected and disable the Display loads option. This can also be done using the Display settings dialog box, which supplementary allows hiding loads according to their type (e.g., point load, linear load, planar load, imposed displacement).

How to hide elements by type

Loads scale

By default, the load size is displayed in proportion with the load intensity:

Load intensity

Loads scale

If the model loads have significant intensity differences, it is possible to rescale the graphic representation of loads while preserving the intensities proportion between loads of the same type (e.g., point load, linear load, planar load, imposed displacement), using the Loads scale slider from the Display settings dialog box.

How to rescale the loads graphical representation

All the loads can be displayed at the same size, regardless of their type or intensity, using the Fixed loads scale option.

How to display all loads at the same size

The load scale can be automatically updated relative to the model size and the loads intensities using the Loads auto-scale command from the drawing area context menu.

Loads auto-scale command

Using the Loads auto-scale command

Loads representation color

 

It is possible to change the loads representation color according to the load case or to the load case family to which they belong.

How to display loads by the load case family color

The loads of the model can be displayed by the color of the load case family:

  1. Press < Alt + X > to access the Display settings dialog box.

  2. On the Colors panel, Display by drop-down list select Case family.

 Tip

Select the Colors legend option to display the color legend of case families in the drawing area.

  1. Click OK.

Displaying loads by the load case family color

Display loads by the load case family color

 

How to display loads by the load case color

Tip

You can display the loads of your model by the color of the load case:

    1. Access the Display settings dialog box.

    2. From the Display by drop-down list select Case.

    3. Select the Colors legend option to display the color legend of load cases in the drawing area.

Displaying loads by the load case color

Display loads by the load case color

 

 

Using the display settings, it is possible to assign a custom color to loads according to their type (point, linear, planar) or to all model loads.

In the Display settings dialog box you can specify if the loads are visible and selectable, define the loads annotations and select the display color:

Customizing load color

Display settings

 

 

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