To display this PropertyManager, open a model with beam elements. Rightclick External Loads and select Force or Torque.
Units
Unit 

Sets the unit of the numerical values for the force or moment entries. 
Per unit length 

Changes the unit of the force or moment value to a per unit length. For example, if you apply a force of 5 N/m to a beam of length 2 m, the total applied force is 10 N. Available when you select Beams in Selection. Select this option to apply a force or moment with a centered load distribution.

Variation with Time
For modal time history dynamic studies, you can define a timedependent force.

Linear 
Applies a default linear time curve which passes through the points (0,0) and (t_{end}, F_{value}). Where F_{value} is the force or moment component specified above and t_{end} is the End time specified on the Dynamic Options tab of the Modal Time History dialog box. 

Curve 
Applies a userdefined time curve. Click Edit to define or import a time curve. The force or moment at any time is calculated by multiplying the value specified above by the Y value of the time curve. 

Graph 
Displays the actual timedependent force or moment. 
Variation with Frequency
For harmonic and random vibration dynamic studies, you can define a frequencydependent force or moment.

Constant 
Applies a constant force or moment for the full range of operating frequencies. 

Curve 
Applies a userdefined frequency curve. Click Edit to define or import a frequency curve. The force or moment at any frequency (f) is calculated by multiplying the value specified above by the Y value of the frequency curve at frequency (f). 

View 
Displays the actual frequencydependent force or moment. 
Nonuniform Distribution
Table Driven Load Distribution 

Distributes the force values at specific locations along the length of the beam. You specify the locations either as percentages or distances from one end of the beam. 
Percentage 

Lets you enter the locations of the specified force values along the length of the beam as percentage values of the total beam length. For each percentage entry in the table, type the associated force per unit length. 
Distance 

Lets you enter the distances from the origin of the intermediate beam locations. View the selected beam's length under the table in the PropertyManager. For each distance entry in the table, type the associated force per unit length. 
Flip origin 

Reverses the starting point of the force distribution to the opposite joint of the beam. The starting point is highlighted with an icon of a red sphere. An arrow indicates the direction of the force distribution in the graphics area. 
Linear 

Selects a linear interpolation scheme for intermediate beam locations not specified in the table. 
Cubic 

Selects a cubic interpolation scheme for intermediate beam locations not specified in the table. 
Save to file 

Saves the table driven load distribution data to a commaseparated values *.csv or *.txt file format. Use a text editor or Microsoft Excel to view this file. 
Load from file 

Loads a *.csv or *.txt file with table driven load distribution data. It is recommended to first save the table driven load distribution data in the Force/Torque PropertyManager. You can then make edits in Microsoft Excel or a text editor.

Symbol Settings
Edit Color 

Selects a color for the force/moment symbols from the color palette.

Symbol size 

Changes the size of the force/moment symbols. 
Show preview 

Toggles the display of the force/moment symbols. 