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AnswerThe attached video shows how to easily and quickly create a printout report with results for the VERBUND-TR program.
For the documentation of my structural analysis, I use Microsoft Word.
For this, I use the option "Print Graphic" → "Save to Clipboard" in RSTAB or RFEM and import the graphics into Word by using "CTRL + V".
However, after some successfully inserted pictures, nothing happens anymore.
What is the reason for this and how can I avoid it?
AnswerThis problem is not caused by RSTAB or RFEM, but by the clipboard capacity of Word.
When printing the graphics to the clipboard, a maximum resolution of 4000 x 4000 pixels is possible. The maximum image size (ie height or width) is governing and the smaller side dimension is scaled down.
Thus, if there is a nearly square graphic that is then to be saved with the maximum resolution, the result is a file size of 4000 * 4000 * 3 = 48,000,000 bytes = 48 MB.
Word usually "remembers" up to 24 elements in the clipboard.
Thus, the clipboard capacity of Word can be reached quickly and the other pictures are no longer recorded.
To be able to insert further graphics in Word, it should be stopped and restarted.
AnswerIn the general printout report selection, you can only define the load cases to be displayed for results for all result types. Sometimes, however, it makes sense to differentiate this setting depending on the result type (for example, support forces of all load cases, internal forces should only be output by the governing load cases).On the one hand, this can be set with the special selection per result type (right-click the corresponding entry in the navigation tree).On the other hand, all load cases can remain selected in the general selection, and all unnecessary load case results are then removed manually from the navigation tree.This manual selection can be overridden in the global settings. The corresponding option "Overwrite individual settings" appears here.
Yes, it is possible.All images will be locked in the printout report when using the relevant button on the toolbar.Additionally, the option 'Block Graphic (Without Update)' can be selected when printing the graphic into the printout report.A graphic already contained in the printout report can also be locked retroactively. To do this, right-click the graphic and open the 'Properties ...' window. In the 'Graphic Printout' dialog box, there is an option 'Block Graphic (Without Update)' which can be selected.Locked graphics are indicated by a small lock symbol in the navigator of the printout report.
AnswerThe results of the RF-/DYNAM Pro add-on modules Forced Vibrations , Nonlinear Time History and Equivalent Loads are not listed directly in the printout report. This is generally due to the fact that a lot of data and results are required for dynamic calculations.In each of the mentioned modules, it is possible to create a result combination with the envelope results. In this generated result combination, you can find the same results as in the main programs and display them in the printout report as usual.Additionally, you can print pictures in the printout report as usual. There is also an option to display the time history graphically in the printout report.
Font sizes and fonts as well as the page margins that are displayed in the printout report can be defined in the 'Page Setup' dialog box.
Should it happen here that columns are shifted into each other or the text overlaps, it is recommended to check if the problem can be solved by resetting the settings to 'Settings' → 'Page Setup'.
AnswerIt is possible to edit some properties of saved printout reports without having to do time-consuming opening of the report.To do this, select the printout report in the Project Navigator and open the shortcut menu with a right-click. Use the 'Selection' option to adjust the contents of the printout report.
In RFEM or RSTAB, it is possible easily read the related support reactions/internal forces in a result combination in the tables. This is automatically preset.Provided that they should be displayed in the printout report, it is necessary to activate the extreme values in the related tables. You can do this in the selection.In this example, the extreme values were only activated for the support force Pz, which means that the respective maximum support forces in Z-direction are displayed with the related support reaction of the other directions.If you want a graphical display, you have to print the graphic of the displayed load cases or load combinations in the printout report.
By default, DIN A4 is preset as print format in portrait orientation. To adjust these settings, click the "Set Printer" button, which can be found i.a. in the printout report (see Figure 1).
Editing the page size and the sheet format of individual pages of the printout report is currently not possible.
All font sizes and fonts that are displayed in the printout report can be defined in the 'Page Setup' dialog box.
The default fonts for normal headings and column headers are relatively small. However, you should be careful when changing the default Arial font sizes: Larger fonts do not always fit the entries into the intended columns and are truncated if necessary.
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