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I have entered the structural system with the "z-axis directed upwards". Now, there are some directions misrepresented for the definition of suspender and downstand beams and the output of the required reinforcement.

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For surfaces, the bottom reinforcement is located in the direction of the positive local surface axis z, the upper reinforcement accordingly in the direction of the negative local surface z-axis. The surface axes can be displayed in the Project Navigator-Display via "Model" → "Surfaces" → "Surface Axis Systems x, y, z" or the shortcut menu of the surfaces. The position of the local z-axis of a surface can be changed using the shortcut menu option 'Reverse Local Axis System'.

In the case of members, the lower reinforcement is located on the member side in the direction of the positive local member axis-z, the upper reinforcement accordingly in the direction of the negative z-axis. You can display the member axes in the Project Navigator-Display by selecting "Model" → "Members" → "Member Axis Systems x, y, z" or in the member shortcut menu.

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Member axis Surface axis Downstand beam Upstand beam Reinforcement Upper Lower

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