Calculation in value fields

When loads are placed on a structure, it can happen that a small calculation is necessary. For example, in case of a wind load of 1,5 kN/m² which acts on the side of a pilot, of which the frame distance is 3 m, resulting in a line load of 4,5 kN/m on the columns.

Instead of using a calculator, in SCIA Engineer itself can be entered the equation.

To do this, the equation in the value field of the load has to be introduced, preceded by a '='.

This feature is useful to calculate tiny comparisons quickly. It can be used to replace a calculator or as a check on mental arithmetic.