How can I display the internal forces in the global coordinate system and not in the principal coordinate system of the cross-section?


RFEM and RSTAB have two axes for the asymmetric, open, or ordinary cross-sections. After the calculation, the results for the principal axes are displayed. However, you can specify any principal coordinate system for displaying the vectors. Just select one of both options "Principal Axes" or "Member Axes" in Project Navigator - Results.


Cross-section Internal force Vector Resultant

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

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