RF-CONCRETE Members – Online Manual Version 5

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RF-CONCRETE Members – Online Manual Version 5

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8.1 Design Cases

Design cases allow you to group members and sets of members for the designs, or to design different variants (e.g. modified materials or reinforcement specifications, nonlinear analysis).

It is no problem to analyze the same member in different design cases.

In RFEM you can set the design cases of RF-CONCRETE Members in the load case list of the toolbar.

Creating a new design case

To create a new design case, select the RF-CONCRETE Members menu item

  • File → New Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.1 New RF-CONCRETE Members Case dialog box

In this dialog box, enter an (unassigned) No. for the new design case. A Description makes a selection in the load case list easier.

After clicking [OK], window 1.1 General Data of RF-CONCRETE Members opens where you can enter the design data.

Renaming a design case

To change the description of a design case, select the RF-CONCRETE Members menu entry

  • File → Rename Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.2 Rename RF-CONCRETE Members Case dialog box

In this dialog box, you can specify a different Description as well as a different No. for the design case.

Copying a design case

To copy the input data of the current design case, select the RF-CONCRETE Members menu item

  • File → Copy Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.3 Copy RF-CONCRETE Members Case dialog box

Define the No. and, if necessary, a Description for the new case.

Deleting a design case

To delete a design case, select the RF-CONCRETE Members menu entry

  • File → Delete Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.4 Delete Cases dialog box

You can select the design case in the Available Cases list. To delete the selected case, click [OK].