Is it possible to orientate a nodal support towards a rotated member in RSTAB 8 without having to measure the angle and enter it?


Yes, it is possible.

You can define the rotation about the Z-, Y-, or X-axis by selecting 2 or 3 nodes. Find the corresponding command button to the right of the text box for the rotation angle. See Figure 01.

If you have entered a member that is rotated about its own axis (for example, a purlin on an inclined roof), you can import the "Member Rotation ß" to the rotation of the nodal support. See Figure 02.


Rotation Nodal support Rotate nodal support Member rotation Orientate nodal support Angle

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