How can I deactivate or modify the individual nodal supports in the model by load case?


In RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8, there is the option to assign various stiffnesses to the individual objects, such as nodal supports, by load case. This feature can be found in the calculation parameters of the load cases and load combinations (see Figure 01).

In RFEM 5, the individual objects can also be deactivated by load case (see Figure 02).

The tab allows you to ignore certain objects of the model in the calculation. In this way, the effect of temporary members (construction supports) or supports can be analyzed, for example.


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