Creating Tangent to Circles or Arcs
Tips & Tricks
The “Tangent to Circles or Arcs” function can make modeling easier for you. You can find the according command on the “Tools” menu.
When the ‘Tangent to Circles or Arcs’ dialog box appears, you can select two existing circles or arcs. Then, RFEM shows you the possible tangents. Now, you can select one of these tangents, thus creating it in the model and quitting the dialog box.
Do you have questions or need advice?
Contact our free e-mail, chat, or forum support or find various suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page.
Models to Download
Knowledge Base Articles
When connecting tension -loaded components with bolted connections, the cross -section weakening due to the bolt holes must be considered in the ultimate limit state design. The following article describes how the design of the tension resistance according to DIN EN 1993-1-1 can be performed with the net cross-section area of the tension member in the RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module.
Product Features Articles
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is it possible to calculate and design "temporary structures"? What do I need for this?
- I cannot manage to correctly import the cross-section from a dxf file into the SHAPE‑THIN program, the imported cross-section is in a wrong plane. What can I do?
- How can I create a drilled beam in RFEM?
- I have installed Rhino 7. When trying to export the model to RFEM, the data are not transferred. What do I wrong?
- How can I find out in which version of RFEM/RSTAB was the model saved?
- I have already divided my membrane roof into individual surfaces. Can I quickly create a cutting pattern from these surfaces?
- How is an inflatable object simulated in RFEM?
- I design timber components. The deformations of load combinations deviate from the manual calculation exactly by the factor of the material partial safety factor. Why?
- I cannot activate an add-on module by using a Remote Desktop. Can you explain the error message to me?
- I often edit the reinforcement provided by the program. Adjusting the reinforcement by using coordinates takes much effort and time if having several beams in the model. Is there any way to speed up the reinforcement editing?
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