Member Orientation

Glossary Term




The member orientation determines a start and end location of a member.

In RFEM and RSTAB, it is possible to define various cross-sections for a member start and a member end. Hinges, eccentricities and member divisions can also be related to both the member start and the member end. Therefore, it is important to know where are the member start and the member end located.

You can show or hide the display of the member orientation in Project Navigator - Display (see the figure).

If it is necessary to change the direction of a member, the orientation can be reversed by right-clicking the member and using the corresponding option in the shortcut menu.


Member direction Member orientation


RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD