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Drifted snow loads can be according to EN 1991-1-3, 5.3.4 (3) generated with the load generator. In addition to the load cases for non-drifted snow, it is also possible to quickly define the load cases for the drifted snow.
For this, it is necessary to create a separately generated load for each section of the roof. In addition, the sides on which a drift occurs must be selected in the load generator (see Video).
RFEM/RSTAB also allows you to generate member loads from surface loads automatically.
You can do it by using planes or cells. Go to the "Tools" menu, point to "Generate Loads" and select "From Area Loads on Members via Plane" or "From Area Loads on Members via Cells".
Depending on the selected command, you have to define a plane by entering nodes, or you select the cells in the graphic. Find more information on the Help menu that you also can access with the F1 key.
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