FAQ 003010 EN-US


Gerhard Rehm Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB

In case of inserting several blocks in RSTAB or RFEM, new materials and cross-sections are created each time, even though they are identical. How is it possible to combine them already when pasting?


In the Detail setting when inserting the block, you can select what should happen in case of identical materials and cross-sections. If you want to combine them, activate the Options shown in Figure 01. Then, the new materials and cross-sections are combined with those available in RSTAB or RFEM.

If the blocks are already inserted, it is possible to combine the cross-sections and materials later (see Figure 02). It is only important that the materials are combined first, and then the cross-sections, because a material is always assigned to a cross-section. To open the shortcut menu with the option "Merge Identical Materials", first click with the left mouse button into one of the cells in column A and then start the shortcut menu by clicking the right mouse button.


Block Cross-section Material Combine Merge Insert block


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