Components for Cylinder Connection Reaction Measures
A cylinder connection allows rotation around and translation along one axis. You can measure one of the following quantities for cylinder connections:
• Axial force—The component of the force in the direction of the rotation and translation axis (Z).
• Axial moment—The moment around the rotation and translation axis (Z).
• Radial force—The magnitude of the force in the plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
• Radial force X—The component of the force in the X direction.
• Radial force Y—The component of the force in the Y direction.
• Radial moment—The magnitude of the moment in the plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
• Radial moment X—The X component of the moment in the plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
• Radial moment Y—The Y component of the moment in the plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation.
When you select the cylinder connection and any component other than Radial force or Radial moment, a magenta arrow appears on the connection indicating the positive direction of action. Consider carefully whether this direction is actually the one for which you want the force or moment.

If your model is shaded, the shading may hide the arrow. Select the Wireframe, Hidden Line, or No Hidden display option to make the arrow visible.
