Both the number and the layout of guidelines can be adapted to the geometric conditions of a model.
For the modelling purposes, it is possible to 'lock' the guidelines. It prevents from moving the guidelines unintentionally when graphically entering objects. However, the snap function at the intersection points of the guidelines remains active.
Entering in RFEM and RSTAB
You can generate the guidelines in the current work plane graphically or by entering the data in the corresponding dialog box. The input dialog box can be accessed by using the menu 'Insert' → 'Guidelines' → 'Dialog Box'.
Guidelines can be defined in the following ways:
- Parallel to the axis of the global coordinate system in the current work plane
- Optionally via two points or a point and an angle in the current work plane
- Polar in the current work plane
When displaying guidelines, it is possible to show or hide their numbering or a user-defined description.
For guidelines, there are the graphical editing functions available. This allows you to move or copy the selected guideline into the original plane. It has no effect on the definition type (see the list above).
Besides the standardized gamma method, you can display the semi-rigid composite beams also as a framework model.
Depending on stiffness, mass, and damping, structures react differently to wind action.
Which units are specified in the result display of the support reactions (kN or kN/m)? A note about this is missing in the graphic.
In the case that the support reactions are given in kN/m, for which distance does the value apply?
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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions