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FAQ 003010 EN

26 April 2019

Gerhard Rehm Modeling | Structure RFEM RSTAB

When you insert several blocks in RSTAB or RFEM, RFEM creates new materials and cross-sections each time, even though they are identical. How can I combine them already when pasting?


In the Detail setting when inserting the block, you can select what is to be done for identical materials and cross-sections. If you want to combine them, activate the Options shown in Figure 01. Then, the new materials and cross-sections are combined with those available in RSTAB or RFEM.

If the blocks are already inserted, it is possible to combine the cross-sections and materials later (see Figure 02). It is only important that the materials are combined first, and then the cross-sections, because a material is always assigned to a cross-section. To open the shortcut menu with the option "Merge identical materials", first click with the left mouse button into one of the cells in column A and then start the shortcut menu by clicking the right mouse button.


Block Cross-section Material Uniting Merge Insert Block


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