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AnswerFor a surface load, such an entry is not possible as there is no load type that can have the force act locally on the projected surface. In this case, you need to use line loads. These can later be loaded according to the line rotation. The detailed procedure is shown in the video. As you can see in the video, the lines have to be integrated manually into quadrangle surfaces. Furthermore, you should check the line rotation.
AnswerThe following should be taken into account to arrange the column end plate in an inclined position:
- The beam located to the left and to the right of the column should have no member eccentricity.
- The beam inclination to the left and to the right of the column has to be identical.
A surface of my RFEM structure lies in an inclined position in the 3D space. Now I want to create surfaces which are perpendicular to it.
Is there any easier and more accurate way than calculating the point coordinates of the new surfaces manually, or than attaching the new surfaces to the existing one by rotating or moving it?
Yes, aligning new structural elements to existing ones is very easy and is already possible when defining them.
Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Coordinate System". A dialog box opens where you find the button "Create New User-Defined Coordinate System".
You can use this button to create a user-defined system of coordinates with which the work planes are aligned. If you choose the points defining the coordinate system in such a way that they are corner points of the existing surface, one plane of the new system of coordinates is already determined by that surface plane, and the other two work planes will be perpendicular to it.
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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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