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    Unlike the structural elements, it is generally not possible to mark and hide loads by means of selection.

    In the Display navigator, only loads of the same type (such as Node Loads, Member Loads, Free Polygon Loads, ...) can be activated or deactivated for displaying. 
    Loads are always object-related. If a part of the structure is hidden, the corresponding loads are also hidden.

    A special feature is the free loads. If they are not explicitly assigned to specific surfaces, they are always displayed - even if the loaded surfaces are hidden. Therefore, it is recommended to assign the free loads only to the corresponding surfaces.
    The quickest way to do this is to use tables 3.6 - 3.11.

    Note: For the 2D model types, it is not possible to assign the free loads to special surfaces and they are thus always displayed for the entire structure.
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    Free line loads have no tolerance for surface boundaries. This means that the coordinates of the line load must match those of the line except for the last decimal place. Alternatively, the line load z. B. be offset by 1mm inwards.

    In the example shown on the left, the line load runs exactly between two nodes that do not have the absolutely same coordinates in the x-direction. In this case, you can select exactly the nodes in the load dialog box by using the [Select] tool.

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First Steps

First steps

We provide hints and tips to help you get started with the main programs RFEM and RSTAB.

Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation

With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.

The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.

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