Thanks! Sum of value is still not very clear to me though.
"Sum of val. - An arithmetic sum of values of forces and moments for a given direction for the currently-filtered nodes."
Sum of what values and which direction?
Thanks. It is simply the total of the reactions of the selected nodes then?
In my case I selected all the nodes, but the the sum of value for the moments are not equal to the sum of forces.
In fact I changed all my supports to pinned so I didnt have any moments in them, but the sum of reaction for those nodes still remain? I dont get how that adds up.
from the RSA Help it is stated that :
"In quadratic combinations for cases of the seismic or spectral analysis, the sum of reactions and the sum of forces are calculated by adding the values of the respective sum of values and the sum of forces for individual vibration modes"
Can we have a little more explanation ie : the somme of reactions are equal to ....
and the somme of forces are to....
in this case (quadratic combination) the "somme of values" have no signification ( it still just a arithmetic somme below)
It is answered in the mesage 2 of this post: