The add-on module shows that there is a different cross-section than in the main program. How should I proceed?

Answer

If there is a different cross-section used in the add-on module than in RFEM/RSTAB, it is displayed in blue. This should also signalize that the internal forces are determined with the cross‑section defined in RFEM/RSTAB (in Figure 01: IPE 300), but the design in the add‑on module is performed with the cross‑section assigned there (Figure 01: IPE 80). Different cross-sections are available if the cross-section in the add‑on module has been modified manually or optimized by the program.

You can either import the cross-section from RFEM/RSTAB again (menu 'Edit → Import Cross-Section from RFEM/RSTAB') or export the cross-section from the add‑on module to the main program (menu 'Edit → Export Cross-Section to RFEM/RSTAB', see Figure 02). Then, the cross-sections are identical again and are displayed in black font.

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