Erik Kostson
Ansys Employee

See the documentation for displacement and remote displacement - in short the displacement is applied to the nodes on this edge (comes out as a D command in the ds.dat file), while the remote displacement does not have to be on an edge it can be a point outside the model. SO TheRemoteDisplacementboundary condition enables you to apply bothdisplacements and rotations (displacement can not apply rotations) at an arbitrary remote location in space.

All the best