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AnswerIt is not allowed to transfer printout reports from one program to another. However, it is possible to include the SHAPE-THIN cross-section values and the SHAPE-THIN Cross tab with the RFEM or RSTAB printout report.To do this, open the printout report selection and add the cross-section details of the SHAPE-THIN cross-section, as described in Figure 1.
AnswerIn the Detail setting when inserting the block, you can select what is to be done for identical materials and cross-sections. If you want to combine them, activate the Options shown in Figure 01. Then, the new materials and cross-sections are combined with those available in RSTAB or RFEM.If the blocks are already inserted, it is possible to combine the cross-sections and materials later (see Figure 02). It is only important that the materials are combined first, and then the cross-sections, because a material is always assigned to a cross-section. To open the shortcut menu with the option "Merge identical materials", first click with the left mouse button into one of the cells in column A and then start 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 menu Merges connected lines / members ".This 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 to another model, the load cases of the block are appended to 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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