When inserting several blocks in RFEM or RSTAB, new materials and cross-sections are created each time, even though they are the same. How can I unify them already while inserting the blocks?


When inserting a block, you can select in Detail Settings what should happen in the case of the identical materials and cross-sections. If you want to unify them, activate the options as shown in Figure 01. Then, the new materials and cross-sections will be unified with those available in RFEM or RSTAB.

If the blocks are already inserted, it is possible to unify the cross-sections and materials later (see Figure 02). It is only important to unify the materials first and then the cross-sections, as a material is always assigned to a cross-section. To open the shortcut menu with the "Merge Identical Materials" option, left-click one of the cells in Column A and run the shortcut menu by clicking the right mouse button.


Block Cross-section Material Unify Merge Insert block


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