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When I create a user-defined result value, the RFEM solver window opens briefly and the calculation is apparently performed again. Why? I have already performed the calculation before.

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If you have performed a calculation in RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces, the results are available on FE mesh nodes and on grid points.

If you set a user-defined result value in a surface, an interpolated value from the existing values from the calculation in RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces is displayed on the FE mesh nodes first. This interpolated value is displayed while the user-defined result value is being set (when moving the mouse pointer over the surface).

If closing the command to set the user-defined result value (ESC key), RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces recalculates this actual value at this location. As a consequence, the solver window is displayed briefly. Depending on the complexity of the calculation, this solver window is only displayed for a short time or several seconds.

Due to the initial display of the interpolated values and the subsequent calculation of the actual result value, there may be small differences.

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