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AnswerFirst, it is necessary to remove the individual lines because it is not possible to merge the partial lines into an overall line. If only a few nodes are available, they can be selected one after the other for the line definition. To ensure that the selection with a selected area works in the case of a structural system with many nodes, it is important that the numbering is continuously increasing or decreasing. If necessary, you can carry out the automatic numbering.
It is not possible to transfer printout reports from one program to another. However, there is the option to include the SHAPE‑THIN cross-section properties and the SHAPE‑THIN cross-section graphic in the RFEM or RSTAB printout report.
Open Printout Report Selection and add the cross-section details of the SHAPE‑THIN cross-section.
The printout report is then generated with the graphic and the parameters of the SHAPE‑THIN cross-section.
AnswerWhen inserting a block, you can select in Detail Settings what should happen in the case of the identical materials and cross-sections. If you want to unify them, activate the options as shown in Figure 01. Then, the new materials and cross-sections will be unified with those available in RFEM or RSTAB.If the blocks are already inserted, it is possible to unify the cross-sections and materials later (see Figure 02). It is only important to unify the materials first and then the cross-sections, as a material is always assigned to a cross-section. To open the shortcut menu with the "Merge Identical Materials" option, left-click one of the cells in Column A and run the shortcut menu by clicking the right mouse button.
AnswerIt depends on the initial situation. Currently, lines and members can only be rejoined or combined if no other elements are connected to the division nodes. This is illustrated in the attached figure.To combine the multiply divided member, select the intermediate nodes. Then, click "Delete Node ->." In the shortcut menuThis function is not available for the lower part of the structure because merging would delete the definition node of the connected beam.
You can create a new model and import the ifc file (or the dxf file) there. Then, import the other import file as a background layer into the existing model (see the figure).
As an alternative, you can create two separate models and merge them by using Block Manager (see FAQ under Links below).
If the geometry is only relevant, you can select the desired elements, copy them using Ctrl+C and paste them into the other file using Ctrl+V.
In order to also merge loads, there is Block Manager: save the individual models as blocks. You can then import the blocks including loads into an existing model via Block Manager.
Select the entire model (or the individual components only) and save it (them) as a block (see Figure 01). If you then insert the block into another model, the load cases of the block are appended into the load cases of the model. An automatic integration of load cases into the existing load cases is not yet possible. It is also necessary to make the adjustment manually. The easiest way is to use the function "Add load cases" (see Figure 02).
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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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