StructuralSurfaceActionDistri
StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution object describes how surface load can be distributed to other members.
Name of the column header  Type of data  Value example or enum definition  Required value  Description 

Name  String  FL1  yes  Human readable unique name of the Arbitrary definition 
Type  Enum  Nodes Edges Beams and edges
 yes  Defines where the load should be distributed. Nodes  load is expected to be distributed to nodes of StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution Edges  load is expected to be distributed to edges of StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution Beams and edges  load is expected to be distributed to edges and specified beams of StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution

Nodes  String  N81; N263; N659; N660  yes  All nodes that belongs to StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution member and defines its geometric shape. The names of the nodes are separated by ; (semicolon) and space. 
Edges  String  Line; Line; Circular Arc; Line or Line;Spline5;Line;Parabolic Arc;Line  yes  Defines the shape of the curve between two next nodes (or more nodes depends on edge type). Supported strings are:
Where "x" number of nodes defining the spline The names are separated by ; (semicolon) and space. It possible to also define circle geometry by using "Circle and Point" or "Circle by 3 points". In case of "Circle and point" two nodes have to be defined, centre of the circle and a point on a circle. The circle defined by two points is always horizontal. 
Layer  String  Load panel  no  Custom created layer. The layer can thus comprise entities that have something in common (e.g. one floor, columns of one floor, columns of the same length, etc.) 
LCS Type  Enum  x by vector y by vector Tilt of vector defined by point  yes  Defines type of the local coordinate system of the StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution. Option “Tilt of vector defined by point” allows change of orientation of the LCS to one point. For this, you have to specify coordinates of the vector. 
Coordinate X [m]  Double  1  yes  Coordinate of the vector of the LCS in X direction 
Coordinate Y [m]  Double  0  yes  Coordinate of the vector of the LCS in Y direction 
Coordinate Z [m]  Double  1,2  yes  Coordinate of the vector of the LCS in Z direction 
LCS Rotation [deg]  Double  45.00  yes  This value defines the rotation of local axes of the StructuralSurfaceActionDistribution member. It is angle around Z axis (axis which is perpendicular to plane) and defines distribution angle. Positive value = anti clock wise. 
Distribution to  Enum  One way  X One way  Y Two way  yes  Defines how the load will be distributed. One way  X  Load will be distributed only to members parallel with X direction (X axis of LCS) One way  Y  Load will be distributed only to members parallel with Y direction (Y axis of LCS) Two way  Load will be distributed equally to both directions 
Load applied to  String  B1 ; B2 ; B3 ; B5  no  Allows to define the subset of loaded beams. Taken into account only if Type = Beams and edges If blank = all beams are loaded 
Id  String  39f238a501d045cfa2eb958170fd4f39  no  Unique attribute designation 
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