Cleaning 'Numerical Pollution' After DXF Import
Tips & Tricks
In the cooperation of structural and design engineers, the DXF format is often used if there is no direct interface. However, the geometrical data of these DXF files are not always accurate. For example, an inaccuracy in the third decimal place is not noticeable, but it can lead to numerical problems when generating the FE mesh in RFEM.
To avoid such problems, RFEM provides the ‘Round Node Coordinates’ option under ‘Tools’ → ‘Regenerate Model’. This option is also available in RSTAB.
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