Structural FEA Software RFEM 5 | Results
Result Evaluation and Printout Report
“When extending the mosque in Mecca, it was especially helpful in RFEM to visualize the structure in 3D rendering and share the results with project partners from different cultural backgrounds.”
Internal forces, deformations, and support forces are displayed in tables and graphically on the model. Filter criteria allow for targeted selection of results. All data is documented in a multilingual printout report. The content can be adjusted and saved as a template. Furthermore, you can export the printout report as a RTF or a PDF file as well as in VCmaster.
Result tables display the available positive and negative internal forces in colors, including the relation to extreme values. The result tables of the design modules use color scales to represent respective design ratios. In this way, the governing locations are immediately apparent.
The result diagrams of members, surfaces, and supports are freely configurable: You can define smooth ranges with average values or, if necessary, display and hide the result distributions. This option ensures targeted evaluation of results. All diagrams can be added in the printout report.
The results on a rendered model are represented by a number of colors in order to easily detect deformations such as member rotation. You can freely define the colors and the range of values in the control panel. Deformations, surface stresses, and internal forces can be animated and saved as a video file.
The first result table displays a summarized overview providing the equilibrium of forces in the structural system and the maximum deformations. Information about the calculation process is included as well. You can filter the result tables by specific criteria such as extreme values or design locations.
It is possible to print a model, loads, and results in a series. Graphics can be created on the basis of different directions to be specified. For example, you can print all internal forces as an isometric view with a single mouse‑click.
There are various languages available for the results included in a printout report: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese. You can individually create further languages.
It is possible to import additional texts as RTF files. Page numbering can be configured as well in order to use prefixes, for example. Furthermore, you can export the printout report as a RTF or PDF file as well as in VCmaster.
The extent of a printout report can be individually adjusted by means of selection criteria. You can create printout templates based on already existing printouts and reuse them globally for all design projects.
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In order to create a surface model with failing supports close to reality, an option called "Failure if contact perpendicular to surfaces failed" is available in RFEM 5 for contact solids under "Contact Parallel to Surfaces".
- Where in the Dlubal extranet can I download my RFEM / RSTAB authorization file?
- How can I display more information about member end hinges in a graphic?
- I have a model with crossing line releases/line hinges and I obtain implausible results.
- I deleted my shortcut from the viewer. How can I restore them?
- Can I create a visibility from objects even though the function is grayed?
- How do I apply wind load on members of open structures?
- Is it possible to switch off the minimum internal forces when displaying a result diagram so that the maximum values are only displayed?
- Although I have modeled two identical structural systems, I obtain a different shape. Why?
- How can I rotate a nodal support using the COM interface?
- I do not want to design a cross-section in the RF‑/STEEL EC3 add-on module. Can I quickly remove this cross-section from the selection?
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