RF-CONCRETE Surfaces – Online Manual Version 5

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RF-CONCRETE Surfaces – Online Manual Version 5

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8.1 Design Cases

Design cases allow you to group surfaces for the designs or analyze variants (e.g. modified materials or reinforcement specifications, nonlinear analysis).

Analyzing a surface in different design cases is no problem.

The design cases of RF-CONCRETE Surfaces can also be accessed in RFEM by using the load case list in the toolbar.

Creating a new design case

To create a new design case in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, use the menu item

      • File → New Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.1 New RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Case dialog box

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

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

Renaming a design case

To change the description of a design case in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, select the menu option

      • File → Rename Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.2 Rename RF-CONCRETE Surfaces 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 in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, use the menu item

      • File → Copy Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 8.3 Copy RF-CONCRETE Surfaces Case dialog box

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

Deleting a design case

To delete a design case in RF-CONCRETE Surfaces, use the menu option

      • 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].