Can I save my load combinations and result combinations and import them again in other models?

Answer

Yes, this is possible by using a combination scheme. It allows you to create user-defined templates.

You can open the Combination Scheme using the "Tools" menu. A scheme defined there can be used as a template for your loading data. You can create a combination scheme in any model and access it from any model.

In a combination scheme, define the load cases, load and result combinations with the relevant design parameters and basic settings. In addition to the number of LCs, COs and RCs, you can also define the factors and the type of the superposition in a combination scheme.

When creating a new model, you can then quickly access these settings, so you only have to enter the contents of the load cases (member loads, and so on). If you have already created several schemes, you can select one of them from the pull-down list.

Click the [New Scheme] button to create another combination scheme. In this way, you can copy the existing load cases and combinations of the present model.

The [Generate in Tables Defined Load Cases, Load Combinations, and Result Combinations] button transfers the current combination scheme to the model.

The combination schemes can also be exported to Excel and then imported again.

The user-defined combination schemes are stored in the KombinSchema.dat file, which is located in the master data folder "C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\Global\General Data" by default. If you copy this file to another computer, you can also use the combination schemes there.

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