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For this, there are the additional options in Detail Settings of the functions "Move," "Rotate," or "Mirror," see Figure 01.
For example, if there is an annular surface to be designed, and you know the center point as well as the inside and outside radius are known, proceed as follows:
- Insert a node on the inside radius and the outside radius.
- Connect both nodes by using a line.
- Select these three objects.
- Open the "Rotate" feature.
- Activate "Lines between nodes" as well as "Surfaces between lines."
- Pay attention to the type of the connection lines that are created when rotating.
In RFEM and RSTAB, it is not possible to use the symmetry of the structure to calculate only a half of the structure.
However, it is possible to create only a half of the structure including the loads and then to generate the other half by using the menu tool "Edit → Select → All" and then "Edit → Mirror." In the Mirror dialog box, it is necessary to select the "Create copy" option and the "Copy including loading" option under [Details] (see Figure 01).
In this way, you can omit the supports in the mirror axis and obtain more realistic results.
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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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