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AnswerSometimes, it is not possible to print the graphics bigger as the lighting of the structure is controlled by a box in the background. Therefore, some space is lost in the printout report.
Something has been probably changed in the detailed settings of the printout report selection. To check this, open the "RC Results" tab.
In the "Table" column, some rows have three dots. This indicates a button that you can activate to click in this line. It provides access to further selection criteria, such as the selection of only extreme values for member internal forces (Figure 01) or nodal values and extreme values (Figure 02).
The header properties created from the customer data during the installation can be changed in the printout report by using the menu Settings → Header... or by using the corresponding button in the toolbar of the printout report.
For example, if you set the default numbers for "Page" and select the check box, the individual pages are managed continuously.
The "Details" button allows you to enter detailed settings for the numbering in a new dialog box. Among other things, this dialog box controls whether there is a prefix added to the page numbering. The prefix can be an abbreviation that is specified chapter by chapter, for example, to indicate all model data in the numbering with a prefix "MO."
Unfortunately, it is not possible to add suffixes.
AnswerYes, in the global selection, it is possible to select the chapters that you want to get displayed in the printout report. To access this function, use the menu 'Edit' → 'Selection'.The four checkboxes in the "Display of" section at the bottom left control whether a cover sheet, a table of contents, small info pictures, and large headings should be displayed in the report margin.
AnswerThe result data can be prepared using the selection field Specific. It is possible to limit the printout report to the results of certain load cases or load combinations.
AnswerThe default settings of the printout report are based on the default printer saved in Windows. When creating a new printout report, the default paper size of the default printer is used.If a paper size of less than A4 is set for the default printer, texts are displayed overlapping with the preset font size (see Figure 01)In the Current Printout Report, you can adjust the page size using the 'Set Printer ...' option in 'File' (see Figure 02).One possibility to change the default setting is to change the properties of the default printer or to select a different printer as the default printer (see Video).
In this case, the reason for four result lines (see Fig. 01) is that a minimum and a maximum including the associated remaining internal forces are output for each selected internal force.
- First line: Numerical maximum of Vz (3.54 kN) with corresponding internal forces
- Second line: Numerical minimum of Vz (0 kN) with the corresponding internal forces
- Third line: Numerical maximum of My (0 kNm) with corresponding internal forces
- Fourth line: Numerical minimum of My (-12.37 kNm) with corresponding internal forces
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.
In general, we recommend to use the English program interface if you want to create a printout report in English. In this way, the most of the report should be displayed in English. However, this does apply to the descriptions that have been previously created in German. These would have to be changed manually.
AnswerThe attached video shows how you can easily and quickly create a printout report with the results for the COMPOSITE‑BEAM program.
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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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