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Step 34: Create Plate
Step 35: Create Line load. Note that the distributed load is -1 kN/m2 in the y-direction is
shown in the Selection explorer. The input value will be later will be changed to real value
when the load is activated.



1.7.2 Define material properties for the footing
Step 36: Click Material button in the side toolbar
Step 37: Select Plates from the Set type
Step 38: Click New button
Step 39: Name the material in Identification. Define material properties of plate: Elastic,
Isotropic, Normal stiffness (EA1), Flexural rigidity (EI), Weight (w), Poisson’s ratio (ν). Click
OK to close the Plate window.

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