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AnswerThe radius of a circle can be adjusted in the "Edit Line" dialog box.Click the button next to the text box to open the shortcut menu, where you can also define the formulas for determining the radius.
AnswerThe Design According to Formula column lists the equations of the standard used to carry out the design.The abbreviations stand for the following designs:CS Cross-section designST Stability analysisSE Serviceability (SLS design)The numbers directly behind it are internal information.The lower table of the intermediate values shows the design formulas with the design conditions that are relevant for the selected design.
The printout report provides no option to record the used parameter lists and formulas.
However, the parameter list and formulas can be exported to Excel by using the menu File → Export. For this, select the corresponding check boxes in the "Formulas and Parameters" dialog section of the "Export to Microsoft Excel - Settings" dialog box (Figure 01).
The export of the parameter list and formulas is also available in the "Export Table" dialog box (Figure 2), which can be opened by clicking the Excel button in the toolbar of the relevant table.
You could then add the Excel tables to the printout report as a text block, for example. This is shown in the video.
AnswerIt is possible to select the values from the table by entering "&refcell" with the syntax "$table number(cell description)." Figure 01 shows a member with a length of 4.20 m. The length is shown in Table "1.17 Members" in Cell L1. This value can be used in the list of parameters or in the formula editor. For this, use the following formula for the system shown in Figure 01: $1.17(L1)
It is not possible to read out cells from the result table because of the circular reference.
AnswerWhen entering formulas with the values without dimensions, it is assumed that they refer to the SI units. If the sought unit is not a SI unit but a multiple of it (for example, kN instead of N), the result is factorized accordingly. The example in the figure would be 1000 N/m = 1 kN/m.
AnswerWhen using formulas with units and unitless values, special attention should be paid to the syntax. If brackets are not used, a space must be inserted between the unit and the arithmetic units.
Yes, it is possible. You can create your own parameters that will be used in formulas (see Figure 01). These parameters can help you to quickly get the values, for example, for loads, node coordinates, move/copy, and so on (see Figure 02).
In the printout report, there is the option to activate intermediate results. It is also possible to select the design formula ("Design Equation").
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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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