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Can I align a nodal support in RSTAB 8 to a rotated member without having to measure the angle and enter it?

Answer

Yes, this is possible.

On the one hand, you can define the rotation about the Z-, Y-, or X-axis by selecting 2 or 3 nodes. Find the corresponding command in the button to the right of the text box for the angle of rotation. See picture 01.

If you have entered a member that has been rotated about its own axis (for example, a purlin on an inclined roof), you can use the "member rotation ß" to rotate the nodal support. See Figure 02.

Keywords

Rotation Nodal support Rotate nodal support Member rotation Aligning the nodal support Angle

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