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In a system, I removed a loaded member. When I try to run a calculation, the error message appears saying that the member does not exist. Is it possible to quickly delete unnecessary loads in RSTAB/RFEM?


If you delete elements such as nodes, lines, members, and solids in the graphic with the left mouse button after selecting them, all associated loads in all load cases are usually also deleted.

However, if these elements are deleted in the tables, the corresponding loads remain because they may still be required.

If you want to delete these loads that are no longer assigned, you can do this quickly in RSTAB/RFEM using the menu "Tools → Delete Loads → Unused Loads."

Figure 02 - Deleting Unused Loads

Use this function to remove all loads from all load cases whose model data has been deleted (does not exist). Now, you can calculate the model.


Member load Delete Delete loads Error 10201 Member does not exist

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