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Calculate values in the loads dialog

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While defining loads on a structure, it might be necessary to perform a small calculation in order to determine the exact value of the load. For example, when a wind load of 1,5 kN/m² acts on the side of a pilot with a frame distance of 3 m, the resulting line load of a column will be 4,5 kN/m. Instead of using a calculator, SCIA can enter the equating itself.

In order to perform this small calculation, the equation in the value field of the load should be introduced by entering an equal sign. This feature might be useful to quickly calculate short equations. It can be used to replace a calculator or as a check on mental arithmetic.

Since SCIA Engineer 22.0 this functionality can also be used in the Property panel: