Where do I find the setting to specify the entered structural component as a "wall" or "floor"?


You find this setting in the "General Data" of the model.
You can distinguish between the model types "3D", "2D - XY", "2D - XZ" and "2D - XY".

If you want to enter a floor as a 2D model, and the axial forces within the slab should not be taken into account, set the model type to "2D - XY". If you want to enter a wall, set "2D - XZ".

Find more information in the RFEM manual, chapter 12.2.1 General - Type of Model.


model type wall slab floor ceiling

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