Release Degrees of Freedom

Use the Edit Beam: Pins tool to edit and release degrees of freedom.

You can select a single element at a time and review or edit the released degrees of freedom at node A and node B.

  1. From the Mesh ribbon, click the Edit Beam > Pins tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Select a beam element.
  3. Move the node A and node B microdialogs so that they are both visible.
  4. Click the appropriate translate or rotate button depending on which axis you would like to affect.