Create Overall Structure from Partial Structures
The model input time increases with the degree of complexity and the refinement of the element organization. For some structures, it is recommended to decompose the complete model into several parts to facilitate the input. You can prepare these subunits completely and clearly arranged in one model and check it for plausibility. After successful completion of the individual components, you can arrange the entire model like a puzzle from the individual components to a new model.
For this purpose, RFEM and RSTAB offer Block Manager functions. These allow you to create blocks from the selected elements, including the complete load organization, and insert them into any model.
Find the necessary commands in the "File" menu:
- "Block Manager" ... Organizes already saved blocks.
- "Save as Block" ... Saves the selected elements in the current model as an independent block.
- "Insert Block" ... Graphical block selection with insert option into the current model
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