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For a steel frame, I manually created 20 load combinations with partial safety factors. However, the deformations should be determined without factors. For this, I proceed as follows:
  • I copy each CO individually (several COs cannot be copied at the same time).
  • I set the factors to 1.0 in each CO.
Isn't there a more elegant option?

Answer

It is already possible to easily copy several load combinations at the same time. The easiest way is to do this in Table 2.5. If the respective rows are copied with Ctrl + C, they can be imported elsewhere with Ctrl + V.

The corresponding factors can be easily and quickly z. For example, you can use the "Set" function to change the value to 1 (see video).

Alternatively, you can also create combinations automatically in the General Data dialog box. In addition to the ultimate limit state, various design situations for the serviceability limit state are available as combination rules: 'Characteristic', 'Frequent', or 'Quasi-permanent'. Thus, the partial safety factors are automatically applied correctly.

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Manually Load combination Combine Partial safety factor Serviceability Deformation analysis

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