According to Sofiload manual chapter 3.1, you should be able to apply loads using FROM, TO and INC on the beam elements. However, after trying a hundred different syntaxes containing these three functions I can’t seem to get this to work. There is no mention of it in the example files either.
So, why doesn’t this work?
Please find my example file below:
+prog aqua urs:35.1 head Materials MAT 1 E 35000 mue 0.3 gam 25 SREC 1 H 1000 B 500 MNO 1 END +prog sofimshc urs:35.2 head Geometry SYST 2D GDIV 200000 GDIR NEGY CTRL MESH 1 UNIT 6 loop#i 10 SPT #i+1 X #i*1000 Y 0 endloop loop#i 9 SLN #i+1 NPA #i+1 NPE #i+2 SNO 1 GRP 1 endloop SPT -1 fix pp SPT -10 fix pp END +prog sofiload urs:35.3 head Load LC 1 TYPE 'NONE' BEAM FROM 1 TO 4 TYPE PG PA 10 END
This yields following error message:
+++++ error no. 2017 in program SL_IA_BEAM ; input line: 6 No BEAM element found within 1 4 0