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

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

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7.1 Design Cases

Design cases allow you to group members for the designs. This way, you can consider groups of structural components or analyze members with particular design specifications (for example, changed materials, partial safety factors, optimization).

It is no problem to analyze the same member or set of members in different design cases.

You can access the design cases of RF-/STEEL EC3 also in RFEM or RSTAB by using the load case list of the toolbar.

Create a new design case

To create a new design case, select on the RF-/STEEL EC3 menu

  • File → New Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 7.1 Dialog box New RF-STEEL EC3 Case

In this dialog box, enter a No. (one that is not yet assigned) for the new design case. A Description will make the selection in the load case list easier.

After clicking [OK], the RF-/STEEL EC3 Window 1.1 General Data opens for entering the design data.

Rename a design case

To change the description of a design case, select on the RF-/STEEL EC3 menu

  • File → Rename Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 7.2 Dialog box Rename RF-STEEL EC3 Case

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

Copy a design case

To copy the input data of the current design case, select on the RF-/STEEL EC3 menu

  • File → Copy Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 7.3 Dialog box Copy RF-STEEL EC3 Case

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

Delete a design case

To delete a design case, select on the RF-/STEEL EC3 menu

  • File → Delete Case.

The following dialog box appears.

Figure 7.4 Dialog box Delete Cases

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