## Function

- Divide a straight line joining 2 nodes in equal or unequal segments and create nodes at the division points.

## Call

From the main menu, select **[Node/Element] tab > [General] group > [Divide] > [Divide Node]**

## Input

Divide Nodes dialog box

#### Click to the right of Divide Nodes

Display the Node Table

### Start Node Number

Enter a starting node number for the newly created nodes resulting from the division. This number is auto-set to the largest node number in use +1. To modify this item, click and select an option to specify a desired number.

### Divide

**Equal Distance** : Divide the line at an equal spacing

**Number of Divisions** : Number of divisions (number of nodes to be created + 1)

**Unequal Distance** : Divide the line at unequal distances. Enter unequal distances as many times as required.

(Ex. 5, 3, 4.5, 3@5.0, 4 = 5, 3, 4.5, 5.0, 5.0, 5.0, 4)

**Parametric Unequal Distance (Ratio)** : Unequal distances defined in terms of distance ratios. The unequal interval ratio is entered as a relative ratio to the distance between the two points you want to divide.

**Nodes to Divide**

Enter consecutively the node numbers of the two nodes making up the line to be divided. Alternatively, click the entry field and the two nodes in the working window.

**Merge Duplicate Nodes**

Merge overlapping nodes to single nodes if new nodes coincide with existing nodes. Click to modify the Merging Tolerance.

**Intersect Frame Elements**

Select the option whether to divide the existing line (beam & truss) elements at the newly created nodes that intersect the elements. Click to modify Intersecting Tolerance.