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2023-12-05

Area Load on Open Structures

How can I apply area loads to an open structure in RFEM 6?


Answer:

For open structures that consist only of members, such as lattice towers, the load acts only on the member cross-sections.

To apply area loads such as snow or wind to an open structure, select Load Wizards → Member Loads from Area load to create a new area load. Under the Geometry tab, select "Empty, on members only" for the Area of load application.

The area load can be displayed on individual members by right-clicking the load and selecting Display separately.


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Cisca is responsible for customer technical support and continued program development for the North American market.

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