Effects of Precision Setting

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What effects does the precision setting have on the model?

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In order to avoid inconsistencies in a model caused by data imports from CAD programs or by modeling, RFEM 6 provides the option to define model tolerances for nodes, lines, surfaces, and directions in the input data. In this way, you can specify as of which tolerance are the nodes, lines, surfaces and distances to be considered as identical and combined together.

These model tolerances are taken into account in the program, on the one hand, when individual model parameters are modified using the "Move/Copy" function and, on the other hand, when the "Drag & Drop" function is used. However, if the position of the model parameters is defined using the table, the specified tolerances can be fallen short of at will. (Note: In the video, the model tolerance has been set a little coarser so that the effects of this setting become clear. Usually, a model tolerance of 0.0005 m is preset by the program.)

In RFEM 5, such inconsistencies in the model could be automatically eliminated using the "Regenerate Model" function.

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