I need to analyze a building by floor. Is it possible in RFEM to insert the support forces of a calculated model into a new model as loads?

Answer

The support loads of another RFEM models can be imported into the current load case as nodal and line support forces. However, the support forces resulting from the surface foundation as well as the horizontal support loads cannot be transferred. The function allowing for the load transfer is available under the menu item "Tools" → "Import Support Reactions as Load."

In the respective dialog box, specify the model from which the loads should be transferred. Furthermore, it is necessary to enter the LC, CO or RC number and the surfaces, nodes and lines, whose support reactions are considered.

Please note that the other model must be calculated.

It is not possible to import loads from 3D models into a 2D plate. The loads in the Z‑direction are only transferred.

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