Create Overall Structure from Partial Structures

Technical Article on the Topic Structural Analysis Using Dlubal Software

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In RFEM and RSTAB, you can simulate extensive complex models from different materials in one computing environment.

The model input time increases with the degree of complexity and the refinement of the element organization. For some structures, it is recommended to decompose the complete model into several parts to facilitate the input. You can prepare these subunits completely and clearly arranged in one model and check it for plausibility. After successful completion of the individual components, you can arrange the entire model like a puzzle from the individual components to a new model.

For this purpose, RFEM and RSTAB offer Block Manager functions. These allow you to create blocks from the selected elements, including the complete load organization, and insert them into any model.

Find the necessary commands in the "File" menu:

  • "Block Manager" ... Organizes already saved blocks.
  • "Save as Block" ... Saves the selected elements in the current model as an independent block.
  • "Insert Block" ... Graphical block selection with insert option into the current model

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Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Andreas Niemeier, M.Eng.

Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Andreas Niemeier, M.Eng.

Product Engineering & Customer Support

Mr. Niemeier is responsible for the development of RFEM, RSTAB, and the add-on modules for tensile membrane structures. Also, he is responsible for quality assurance and customer support.

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RFEM
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD