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SVT 018 | Cutting Patterns for Membrane Structures with RF-CUTTING-PATTERN
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This Short Video Tutorial shows how to calculate and organize membrane structure cutting patterns with the RFEM add-on module RF-CUTTING-PATTERN.
Consider allowances in the flattening process due to overlaps and compensations in the warp and weft directions.
This video describes how to determine the final cutting pattern geometry including from the partial surface input to the DXF export and documentation.
Dlubal SVT Cutting patterns Membrane Structure RF-CUTTING-PATTERN Geodesic cutting lines Cutting patterns Warp direction weft direction Overlaps DXF cutting pattern export Compensation Flattening process SHORT VIDEO TUTORIAL Dlubal Short Video Dlubal Tutorial
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For the design of membrane structures, a specific procedure is required, which must be observed in contrast to most conventional structures. The search for suitable prestressed shapes and the creation of cutting patterns have become an indispensable part of the planning of membrane structures. In the following, the article will briefly discuss the two main processes of the planning of membrane structures. Its aim is to explain the physical properties of membrane structures in more detail and to illustrate the individual theses with examples.
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With the activated option "Topology on form-finding shape" in the Project Navigator - Display, the model display is optimized based on the form-finding geometry. For example, the loads are displayed in relation to the deformed system.