I have activated the settlement calculation in FOUNDATION Pro, but cannot export the determined stiffnesses of nodal supports. Why not?

Answer

With the default setting of the settlement calculation in RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro, the foundation plate is analyzed as an "elastic plate."

However, the export of the support spring constants from RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro is only available if the calculation was previously performed as a "rigid plate."

For this, open "Details" and "Settlements Settings" and select "Iterative calculation of contact pressure for solid foundation plate." See Figure 01.

After the calculation for solid foundation plate, there is the option to export support spring constants available in the file menu of RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro. See Figure 02.

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