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The Snow Load dialog gives the user the ability to apply snow loads to segments of the model. When snow is applied, AutoPIPE creates a load in direction of gravity (simulating the real effects of snow in direct contact on a pipe), and can be defined through one of three methods.
In order to include a snow load as part of an analysis, users must enable the "Snow Case" check box on the Static Analysis set dialog box:
Furthermore, user should understand Snow load limitations, read about them at the bottom of the Snow Analysis Overview page in AutoPIPE help.
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