20 January 2020

FAQ 004264 EN

Sandy Matula

Modeling | Structure

RFEM

RSTAB

I have the problem that some members in my sets of members are twisted. Why is that and how can I solve it?

Answer

A slight deviation of the node coordinates may result in certain circumstances in a distortion of the member orientation.
                                 
You can check this in the future by getting information about the position of the member in space from table column N. There you can see which global axis the member is parallel to or in which plane spanned by the global axes the member lies.
If no entry is available, the member is positioned anywhere in space.





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