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The Display navigator provides the option in the shortcut menu to save the current settings to a file. You can then import them in another view to set the settings according to the saved data.
Thus, you can quickly transfer the settings between the individual views, and also change several settings according to a saved configuration at once. Resetting to Dlubal Standard is also available in the shortcut menu.
You can find this setting in Display Properties under the "Font," "Other," and "Guidelines" categories.
The results are displayed without a diagram if there is a display factor for the member distributions equal to zero defined in the panel (Figure 01).
If you define a display factor for the member diagrams greater than zero in the panel, the member diagrams are also displayed (Figure 02).
AnswerThe dialog boxes in the Dlubal Software programs are optimized for a display scale of 100% in the control panel settings of the computer itself. The problem can be corrected if you change the scale settings in the Control Panel to "Recommended" (see Figure 01) or/and a higher resolution.Another option is to deactivate the high DPI scaling values. To do this, open the Properties of the program by right-clicking on the program icon. Under the Compatibility tab, check the box for "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" and select the setting application from the drop-down box. Then accept the change, confirm changes, and restart RFEM if it is left open.
AnswerFor the design of steel cross-sections, it is recommended to only select the members that also have steel as the material. This can be easily controlled in the Views navigator by activating the "Members by Material" option and setting the desired material (see the figure).Then, you can select these members for design in an add-on module.
You can adjust the font type and size of the values in a result diagram in the "Result Diagram Settings" dialog box. To open the dialog box, click the [Result Diagram Settings] button (Figure 01).
In the "Result Diagram Settings" dialog box, select the category to be adjusted under "Colors and Fonts" (Figure 02).
The [Edit Fonts] button opens the "Font" dialog box where you can make the desired settings (Figure 03).
The described effect is not a display error, but only a question of perspective and a good example of an optical illusion. It depends on whether you perceive the representation of the axis system as an inner or outer corner.
Example: Rubik's Cube in Isometric View
The yellow side of the cube is the top surface. In the preset isometric view, you can see the inner corner of the coordinate system diagonally from above. If you simply turn the view upside down, so that Z points upwards, X to the right, and Y to the left, you can look at the bottom side of the cube, that is from above on the lower outer corner of the coordinate system.
If you rotate the view by 45 ° about the horizontal axis, you may get the impression that you look at the inner corner of the coordinate system. However, this is the outer corner.
The program provides the "Min/Max Values" option under the "Scalar Fields" branch in the Display navigator. If you activate this option, the program displays a result bubble in the graphic with the smallest and the largest globally occurring result for the following result types:
- Surface pressure
Figure 01 - Max/Min Results in Surface Pressure Plot
- Pressure field
Figure 02 - Max/Min Results in Pressure Field Plot
- Velocity field
Figure 03 - Max/Min Results in Velocity Field Plot
- Surface pressure
AnswerTo display the isobands of the results in a single color, you have to edit the color scale. To do this, simply double-click the color scale or edit the color scale by clicking the right mouse button (see Figure 01). The slider can then be pushed down so far that only one color remains. You can change this by double-clicking the color. Then, the maximum value can be transferred manually to the forelasttext box (see Figure 02). If you want a colorless display, define a very small number for the forelast value. It is also recommended to activate the "Outlines of Deformed Surfaces" option (see Figure 03).
You can set the display properties of a section contour in the Display Properties dialog box (menu Options → Display Properties → Edit). The settings can be found under Colors → Other → Section outer contour, or Colors → Other → Section inner contour (see Figure 01). The color, type, and thickness of the line can be set separately for the screen and the printout report.
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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated 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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