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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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AnswerThe analysis of a rigid column base is performed according to EN 1993‑1‑8 in the RF‑/JOINTS Steel - Column Base add-on module. The standard only provides the simple bending in the design format. The design can be performed for pure compression, tension, simple bending, or a combination of bending and tension, or bending and compression. If you click "Yes" to confirm the message, the add-on module performs all designs without taking into account the unsupported internal force Mz.
The easiest way to find the internal forces at these nodes is to print the pictures of members into the printout report.
If this solution is not an option, you can also find the values in the result table 4.1 in the printout report. Since the extreme values are only activated by default, it is still necessary to activate nodal values in the selection.
It is usually not reasonable to include the internal forces of all member in the printout report. Therefore, you can only select the members that are relevant to you.
In the RF‑/JOINTS add-on module, you can export result graphics as DXF files. The corresponding button is below the graphic in Window 4.1 (see Figure 01).
After you click the button, the Windows dialog box "Save as" appears where you can enter the name and the file path of the DXF file.
RF-/JOINTS is divided into several joint groups. Each of these joint groups requires a separate license key. If RF‑/JOINTS detects a key, the joint group is marked with a green circle.
In your case, you have probably selected a joint group that is not licensed. Therefore, please set the joint group that you have purchased. The message about the demo version should disappear then.
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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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