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AnswerYes, you can define an area in the panel by clicking the button "options". Here you can define a customized area by moving the slider. In that case the areas with higher or lower stresses have no color.
AnswerIf the colors are set according to the "Material" setting in the Display Navigator, then the full material name is displayed in the panel by default, ie Material Name + Standard (see Fig. 01). The full material designation is also displayed in the tables (Table 1.3) of RSTAB and RFEM.If you only want the material designations in the panel and tables, you can deactivate the full material designation in the "Program Options" dialog (see Fig. 02).
AnswerThe panel that appears after the calculation has been performed has a filter for displaying certain elements. Occasionally, elements may be intentionally or unconsciously removed from the results display.
It is therefore recommended that elements in the result display are missing unexpectedly before checking the filter of the panel first (see figure).
AnswerYou can change the cross-section, generally adjust the model and its loads, or activate stabilization measures in STEEL EC3.The rotatable restraint and shear panel settings defined in window Members 1.12 Parameters or 1.13 Threshold Parameters Parameters, which are then considered in the module-internal eigenvalue solver to determine the contraction load, are particularly suitable for this.
To display the color scale, the following settings must be made:
- For bar results: Activate the option "Colored with gradient", "Colored without gradient" or "Cross sections" under "Results" -> "Bars" in the Point Navigator, see Figure 1
- For area results: Activate the options "Isosurfaces", "Isolines" or "Differences" under "Results" -> "Display type", see Figure 1
- For bar and area results: Selection of all or selected bars / areas within the "Filter" tab in the panel, see Figure 2
When displaying member and surface results on the screen at the same time, only one panel appears. However, you can switch between members and surfaces (see Figure 01).
In the case of the graphic printout, you can specify how to display both panels in the printout report (see Figure 02).
You can calculate the rotational restraint manually or by using a program. Then, enter the resulting value in the 'Settings' table as stiffness C_D (see figure). For this, set the type of rotational restraint to 'Define Manually'.
AnswerIn order to increase the color scale and the font size in the graphics panel, you can set the size of the color scale and the text in the properties of the respective graphic or graphics print (see Figure 1). If the font is to be enlarged, the height of the color gamut usually has to be adjusted, otherwise the font overlaps the color gamut.
AnswerIn the Project Navigator - Show the colors in the graph according to the cross sections,
then by default the full cross-section name is displayed. In addition to the cross-sectional name, this also includes the respective standard and the material assigned to the cross-section.
If this is not desired, the full cross-section designation in the program options can also be deactivated.
It is not possible to adapt the font size directly in the panel.
However, you can adapt width and heigth of the panel in the image properties (right-click the image > Properties). If you make the display of the panel bigger, the font size will be adapted.
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