Slider Property

Slider property is a physical property assigned to a connection between two parts.

The relative translation of the slave node with respect to the master nodes set is orthogonal to the direction joining the slave node to the set of master nodes.

The input and output characteristics are:

  • Input:
    • Direction (optional)
    • Local Axis (optional)
  • Output:
    • Point force vector

The output characteristics can be expressed at the given positions in the element and in different axis system:



Axis System 


Center of element 

Nodes of element 

Gauss point 



Point force vector