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How do I get the largest column load in my RFEM 3D model?


The following points should be considered to ensure that the determined internal forces can be used for the design:
The model should represent the real structure as exactly as possible. For this, materials, surface thicknesses, cross-section dimensions, hinge definitions, support conditions, etc. must be defined correctly.
The loads must be defined and applied according to standards. The combinatorics can be imported automatically by RFEM.
When considering internal forces from result combinations, care must be taken to evaluate the correct max / min values. The maximum compressive force in a column corresponds to the minimum axial force (min N).


Maximum internal forces Evaluation Result Combination

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