Cylindrical Coordinate System

Tips & Tricks

Rotation-symmetric structures or structural components are frequently entered in the Cartesian coordinate system. For example, subsequently changing the radius requires some effort as the coordinates should be recalculated first and then updated for each node.

If you use the polar or cylindrical coordinate system, editing can be much faster. RFEM and RSTAB provides the option to change the coordinate system type subsequently by using the input table or the “Edit Node” dialog box. Then, the conversion to the new coordinate system is performed automatically.


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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD