nThanks for your reply, I was able to get a running simulation and have tried all three iterations (25%, 59%, 75% cam opening) but I'm having issues with the results, I will propose this problem in another question. But if you wouldn't mind confirming my setup in regards to how the force is applied upwards, and the support used to prevent motion in the x direction?nI have an upward force of 1250N acting on the granite slab (positive y-direction), on its bottom face. This makes sense to me as a control volume would suggest a downward force at the hinge (which is true to the scenario) would require an upward reactionary force in the where ever the system is acting to support the force, in this case the granite;nThe force is acting here upwards in red.The floating support is acting in blue, preventing motion in the x direction. It's my thinking that the frictionless support allows for the full force to be reacted by the cylindrical support at the hinge, and be transferred through frictional forces.Is this the proper approach to this system/is my thought process on the right path? If so, how would my design change if this system considered a flared crack (bottom edge of the slab was move to the right while the surface stayed tangent).nThanks againn