Panel Lateral Load command is used when a load is wanted to be added to the shearwalls in the horizontal direction .

Location of Panel Lateral Load Command

You can access it from the Add Load heading in the Modify tab in the ribbon menu .

Usage Steps

  • Click the Panel Lateral Load command.

  • Click the shearwall object.

  • Click the right mouse button.

  • The Shearwall Lateral Load dialog will open.

  • Define the values ​​by following the lines in the dialog.

Shearwall Lateral Load Dialog

Specifications

Load types

For the trapezoidal load type, the intended one is selected from 2 options.

Value 1 , Value 2 (F1, F2)

Enter the value of the load in the working unit. If you are looking at the properties of the current load, you will see that load value. You can change it according to the situation.

Under distance (L1)

Give the distance value relative to the element lower end. If you are looking at the properties of the current load, you will see the previously entered value.

Upper distance (L2)

Give the distance value relative to the element top end. If you are looking at the properties of the current load, you will see the previously entered value.

Under elevation (Z1)

Give the elevation value relative to the element lower end. If you are looking at the properties of the current load, you will see the previously entered value.

Upper elevation (Z2)

Give the elevation value relative to the element top end. If you are looking at the properties of the current load, you will see the previously entered value.

Description

If you are looking at the properties of the current load, the description of that load is shown. You can change it according to the situation. If you are defining a new load, write a description of the load you will define.

Load case

If you are looking at the properties of the current load, it is shown for which load case that load is valid. If you are adding a new payload, select from the list the load state to which the load you will define will apply. If the installation status is not defined in the system, the program will ask you to define it.