Defining Free Dimension

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In order to set a dimension in RFEM, it is required that a physical node exists at the locations to be dimensioned. Therefore, dimensioning free surface loads or graphical results was not possible without further effort until now.

As of the program version 5.06.3039, there is the ‘Generate help node’ option in the dialog box for defining linear dimension. So it is now possible to set a dimension for any location in a structural model as well as in result diagrams. The nodes required for the dimension line can be created in one go when specifying the linear dimension. The new nodes have a comment ‘Help node for dimension’ so you can easily recognise and select them in the table.

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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