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How can I quickly create an arc (catenary) with RSTAB / RFEM?


The easiest way is with the function "Generate sheet" (see picture 1). The values h1, h2 and h3 are shown in the graphic on the right in the dialog. Thus, h1 and h3 are the distances of the edge nodes to the top of the catenary (see picture). The value h2 forms the mean value. Furthermore, you can specify in this mask how many divisions and which type of staff the rods should have.


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