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AnswerBy activating the Advanced lighting option in Program Options, you should solve the problem. As an alternative, try to adjust the lighting in the Display navigator under Rendering → Lighting. On some computers, all the lights may be off, so you can try turning them on gradually until it is ideal for you.
The colors of the selection and preselection can be changed within the display properties:
- Menu bar "Options" → "Display Properties" → "Edit"
or shortcut menu (right-click on the work plane) → Display Properties
- Colors → Other → Selection/Preselection, see the image
- Menu bar "Options" → "Display Properties" → "Edit"
The ellipse is the inertia ellipse, which is used to display the radius of gyration. This can be deactivated or activated as shown in Image 01.
Both additional lines are used to display the area bisection axes for y and z, but also for the principal axes u and v. These bisectors can also be deactivated in the Display navigator (see Image 01).
AnswerThe view can be switched in the navigator in the tab Display → Results → Members → Draw in XY‑Plane.
Yes, it is possible to create visibilities via the COM interface (RF‑COM3 / RS‑COM6). In the following code, the elements are first selected for a visibility. This is done via Selections. First, activate them with "rfEnableSelections," then you can use "rfSelectObjects" to select the objects:Sub set_visibility()' get interface from the opened model and lock the licence/programDim iModel As RFEM3.IrfStructure3Set iModel = GetObject(, "RFEM3.Structure")iModel.rfGetApplication.rfLockLicenceOn Error GoTo e' get interface for modeldataDim iModData As RFEM3.IrfStructuralData4Set iModData = iModel.rfGetStructuralData' get interface for viewDim iView As RFEM3.IrfView2Set iView = iModel.rfGetActiveView' remove old viewsiView.rfDeletePartialView "test|view"iView.rfDeletePartialView "test|view2"iView.rfDeletePartialView "test|view_add"iView.rfDeletePartialView "test|view_rev"iView.rfDeletePartialView "test|view_diff"' create first viewiModData.rfSelectObjects STR_MEMBER, "3-4"iView.rfSetPartialView "test|view"'iView.rfSelectPartialView "test | view", PVM_SHOW, True, True' create second viewiModData.rfSelectObjects STR_SURFACE, "1"iModData.rfSelectObjects STR_MEMBER, "3"iView.rfSetPartialView "test|view2"' iView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view2", PVM_SHOW, True, True' create sum from view from 1 and 2iView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view", PVM_SELECT, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view2", PVM_SELECT, False, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_SELECTION_ONLY, True, TrueiView.rfSetPartialView "test|view_add"' create differential view 2 minus 1' first created reversed viewiView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view", PVM_SHOW, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view2", PVM_SHOW, False, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_REVERSE, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SELECT, True, TrueiView.rfSetPartialView "test|view_rev"iView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_REVERSE, True, True' select view to substract and reverse viewiView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view_rev", PVM_SELECT, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "test|view", PVM_SELECT, False, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_SELECTION_ONLY, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_REVERSE, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SELECT, True, TrueiView.rfSetPartialView "test|view_diff"iView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_SELECTION_ONLY, True, TrueiView.rfSelectPartialView "", PVM_SHOW_REVERSE, True, TrueiView.rfCancelPartialViewe: If Err.Number <> 0 Then MsgBox Err.description, , Err.SourceiModel.rfGetApplication.rfUnlockLicenceSet iModel = NothingEnd Sub
You can use the "iView" interface and the "rfSetPartialView" command to create a visibility. The description is especially important here. The separator "|" ensures that the visibility with the "view" name is created in the "test" group.
The rfSelectPartialView command is used to display a visibility. The first argument is the name of the visibility. For the second argument, you can select various commands. Depending on the command, a name of the visibility is required or not.
The third argument asks whether everything shown so far should be deactivated or not. So if you also want to display two visibilities, you have to commit "False" at least when selecting the second visibility.
The fourth argument controls whether everything that is hidden should be displayed in the background or not.
Here is a list of important commands of the second argument:
PVM_SELECT - selects the elements in the specified visibility
PVM_SHOW - shows the specified visibility
PVM_SHOW_SELECTION_ONLY - After selecting elements from the visibilities, they can be displayed alone now.
PVM_SHOW_REVERSE - All elements shown so far go into the background and all elements from the background are displayed (the display is inverted).
The font color of the numbering of guidelines can be changed in Display Properties:
Right-click the workspace → Display Properties → Fonts → Other → Guidelines → "Font" button → Change Color, see the figure.
This adjustment of the arrow sizes of punching loads can be done in the display properties in the main program: Shortcut menu (right-click the workspace) → Display Properties → Loads → Nodal Loads → Nodal Forces, see the figure.
The effective length of a member can be adjusted manually in the "Effective Lengths" tab of the "Edit Member" dialog box (see Figure 01).
Then, you can graphically display the members in color according to the effective length:
Click the "Display" navigator → "Colors in Graphic According to" → "Effective Length Factor" (see Figure 02).
The colors of user-defined visibilities for the screen can be set in the panel. To do this, double-click the entry in the panel that you want to modify, and open the "Color" dialog box where you can select the desired color (Figure 01). The settings in the panel only affect the screen and not the printout report.
The color of user-defined visibilities can also be set in the display properties. You can open the dialog box by using the menu "Options" → "Display Properties" → "Edit" or the shortcut menu. The color setting for user-defined visibilities can be set separately for the screen and the printout report in the "Objects by Color" → "User-defined Visibilities" category (Figure 02).
Under the link below, you find the explanation of how to make identical settings for the screen and the printout report.
The video shows you how to change the color of the visibility "E‑05" for the screen in the panel. Then, it shows how to change the color of the visibility "E‑05" for the printout report.
You can change the color of member hinges in the display properties under "Model Data" → "Hinges" → "Member Hinges," see Figure 01.
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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand -alone program RWIND Simulation, you can simulate wind flows around simple or complex structures by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
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