6 December 2019

FAQ 004268 EN

Sonja von Bloh

Modeling | Structure



How can I move a member or a line by Drag & Drop?


The drag & drop function is very helpful for fast work in RSTAB and RFEM. This option must first be activated in the shortcut menu (Figure 01).

If you click a member or a line near the start or end node in the work window, you can quickly define the new connection point graphically.

However, if you grab a member or a line in the middle third, you can simply move the element to a new position.

If you additionally press the 'Ctrl' key, the marked elements are copied.

The video first shows how to move the column head of member 2 from node 2 to node 4. Then it is shown how the member 2 is moved to a new position.


Drag & drop Drag and drop Move


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