I would like to connect a column rigidly to a girder flange. However, in the RF‑/JOINTS Steel - Rigid add-on module, beams are always connected to a column flange. How can I create a continuous beam?


The geometry depends on the definition of the structural components. In Window "1.2 Nodes and Members," there is the specification of which member is calculated as a column and which one as a beam. The program always recognizes the column as a continuous structural component by default (see Figure 01).

In order to make the beam continuous, simply change the status of the individual members (see Figure 02). The actual beam will have the "Column" status and the actual column will be defined as a "Beam."


Column flange Beam flange Bottom side Continuous beam



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