Hello PF I hope you can give me some guidance. This is something that I am getting more and more on my desk, to be honest I don't understand it enough to give an answer. I have searched the net looking for an answer but can only find details on fulcrum points class 1,2 & 3 which does not seem to be what I receive. Maybe I am overlooking or missing something. I don't claim to be brilliant at maths but this is really bugging me, I am sure it has a relatively simple formula. Anyway I have attached a picture of a quick drawing I done. I have i.e. square base plate with 4 fixings points and an upright in the centre x high in this example 3mtrs high. The upright has a force of 10kN applied pushing it directly horizontal at the very top. What is the load transmitted to the base plate and ultimately how can I then workout the load at the relative fixings points, I understand the 2 fixings opposite to the direction of force will be taking most Tensile load but am at a lose to know where to really start. I would hazard a guess that the load is transmitted to the base plate and would become a value of xxxKNm and would pivot around the fulcrum, lifting the opposite side which would then become a tensile load again, with maybe slight shear given the slight oblique motion possibly? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.