FAQ 000270 EN

Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB

Is it possible to convert surface loads into member loads in RFEM/RSTAB?

Answer

RFEM/RSTAB also allows you to generate member loads from surface loads automatically.

You can do it by using planes or cells. Go to the "Tools" menu, point to "Generate Loads" and select "From Area Loads on Members via Plane" or "From Area Loads on Members via Cells".

Depending on the selected command, you have to define a plane by entering nodes, or you select the cells in the graphic. Find more information on the Help menu that you also can access with the F1 key.

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

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