Tips & Tricks
RFEM provides the option to display up to three result values of the surface results in each group. Under “Groups” in the results navigator, there are four groups already preset.
In addition, you can create user-defined value groups. For this, select the “New Values Group” option in the shortcut menu of the “Groups” entry in the navigator. In “New Values Group” dialog box, you can enter the desired settings.
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To determine the distance between two nodes or the angle between two objects without using the dimensioning function, you can also simply use the ‘Measure’ option on the ‘Tools’ menu. Here, you can also choose between various measure functions.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How can I get the member end forces to design the connections?
- 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?
- Is it possible to calculate and design "temporary structures"? What do I need for this?
- How can I create a drilled beam in RFEM?
- How can I find out in which version of RFEM/RSTAB was the model saved?
- I have installed Rhino 7. When trying to export the model to RFEM, the data are not transferred. What do I wrong?
- I have already divided my membrane roof into individual surfaces. Can I quickly create a cutting pattern from these surfaces?
- How do I display the load combination description according to an action category, such as "D, L, W," instead of "LC1, LC2, LC3"?
- I would like to import a large, curved surface from Rhino into RFEM, but I get the following error message: "Command: ExportToRFEM5. Nodes compare tolerance is set too low. You could adjust it by document units settings. Export error. Error to write data, message: Coordinate Z is out of range. Export to RFEM finished." How can I fix this error?
- How is an inflatable object simulated in RFEM?
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