Setting Automatic Eccentricities via 'Select' Function

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In RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8, a new user‑friendly input option has been implemented for the eccentricities of surfaces and members. The ‘Select’ function offers a comfortable way to do this.

In the input windows for members, you select the cross‑section alignment, for example, at the upper or the lower edge of the cross‑section. Next, you define the axis offset relative to the reference member as well as the reference member itself. The program automatically determines the eccentricity by means of the defined dimensions of the member cross‑sections.

The advantage of such a definition is that the eccentricity is automatically adjusted if you change the cross‑sections of the members.


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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

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