You would like certain elements in your model to be tension-only or compression-only elements
This can be changed in the input tables under the sections tab.
- First, make sure the section that you would like to set to tension or compression is has been added to the sections input table.
- In the sections input table scroll to the right of the table if you cannot see all the columns for each section.
- In the ‘Constraint’ column, select ‘Tension’ or ‘Compression’ from the dropdown list for your specific section.
- If your section should not be tension or compression, you may leave the ‘Constraint’ option set to ‘None’.