RF-/STEEL EC3 - Online Manual Version 5/8

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RF-/STEEL EC3 - Online Manual Version 5/8

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2 Input Data

When you have started the add-on module, a new window appears. In this window, a navigator is displayed on the left, managing the available module windows. The drop-down list above the navigator contains the design cases (see Chapter 7.1).

The design-relevant data must be defined in several input windows. The following parameters are imported automatically when you open RF-/STEEL EC3 for the first time:

  • Members and sets of members
  • Load cases, load combinations, and result combinations
  • Materials
  • Cross-sections
  • Buckling lengths
  • Internal forces (in background, if calculated)

To select a window, click the corresponding entry in the navigator. To go to the previous or subsequent module window, use the buttons shown on the left. You can also use the function keys to select the next [F2] or previous [F3] window.

To save the entered data, click [OK]. Thus, you exit RF-/STEEL EC3 and return to the main program. Click [Cancel] to exit the add-on module without saving the new data.