The Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on is particularly useful. It can ensure that the construction process of structures (member, surface, and solid structures) is considered in RFEM. Did you know that If you neglect the effects of the construction process, errors may arise in the calculation of entire models. Use the Construction Stages Analysis (CSA) add-on to analyze these effects and consider them in the structural design.
This includes adding, removing, modifying, and reactivating member, surface, and solid elements as well as their properties, such as member and line hinges and degrees of freedom for supports. It allows for automatic and manual combinatorics with load combinations specific to individual construction stages, including consideration of mounting loads and cranes. Nonlinear effects, such as failure of tension members or nonlinear supports, are also taken into account, as well as the interaction with other add-ons for nonlinear material behavior, structure stability, or form-finding.