Points of support

(Arch.) the horizontal area of the solids of a building, walls, piers, and the like, as compared with the open or vacant spaces.

See also: Support

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the Measurement System Must Provide the Ability to Work Both with Models with A Single Point of Support (Support with A Pillar) and with Models That Require Two Points of Support (Support Two-Pillar).
Here, points of support have been substantially reduced in scale and moved inward, and corners infilled with butt-jointed glass.
The linear unit requires only two mechanical points of support per machine and/or magazine--i.