User-Defined Cross-Sections

Tips & Tricks

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Cross-sections that are not contained in the extensive cross-section library can be entered in two ways:
1. Create the cross-section with the cross-section programs SHAPE-THIN and SHAPE-MASSIVE and import it into RFEM/RSTAB.
2. If the cross-section values of the manufacturer are known, they can be created in the cross-section database of RFEM/RSTAB by using the "Create new user-defined cross-section" option.

In both cases, the new cross-sections are saved across all positions. They are also transferred in case of a version update (for example from X.05.XXXX to X.06.XXXX). If several such cross-sections have been created on one computer, they can be transferred to other computers by exchanging the file "EigProf.dat".


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