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  1. Structural System, Loading, Internal Forces

    Elastic-Plastic Cross-Section Design

    The following article describes designing a two-span beam subjected to bending by means of the RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module according to EN 1993-1-1. The global stability failure will be excluded due to sufficient stabilizing measures.

  2. Figure 01 - Structure, Loading, Internal Forces

    Cross-Section Design of Two-Span Beam

    The cross-section class of a two-span beam will be designed in the following. In addition, the necessary cross-section designs will be performed. The global stability failure will be excluded due to sufficient stabilizing measures.
  3. Figure 01 - Template Explorer

    Using Templates in VCmaster

    By using an interface, it is possible to export the RFEM/RSTAB printout report to VCmaster and continue editing there. VCmaster is a word processing program for engineers.

  4. Figure 01 - Export to VCmaster

    Export to VCmaster

    Printout reports created in RFEM and RSTAB can be transferred to VCmaster using a direct interface and further processed there. VCmaster (formerly BauText) is a word processing program for engineers. Calculations, drawings, photos and documents from various sources can be easily compiled, managed and used again with VCmaster.

  5. Figure 01 - Graphic Printout to 3D PDF

    Visual Model Check Using Print to 3D PDF

    The 3D PDF functionality allows you to display three-dimensional models from RFEM or RSTAB in a 3D PDF.

  6. Figure 01 - Internal Forces According to Large Deformation Analysis

    Post-Critical Analysis

    In the case of a post-critical failure, a substantial change in the geometry of a structure occurs. After reaching the instability of the equilibrium, a stable, strong position is reached again. The post-critical analysis requires an experimental approach. It is necessary to manually load the structure in increments step by step.

  7. Adding Prefix to Page and Sheet Numbering

    Adding Prefix to Page and Sheet Numbering

    The ‘Page and Sheet Numbering’ dialog box allows you to add a prefix to the numbering of the pages and sheets. It can be an abbreviation which specifies by chapter all model data in the numbering, for example with ‘MO’.

  8. Individual Display Properties

    Individual Display Properties

    By clicking ‘Options’ → ‘Display Properties’ → ‘Edit’, you can change and save display settings for printout reports and your screen. For example, you can set individual colours for cross‑sections.

  9. Measure Function

    Measure Function

    The ‘Measure’ function available in the ‘Tools’ menu allows you to measure distances and angles.

  10. Adjusting Printout Report Layout

    Adjusting Printout Report Layout

    The layout of a printout report can be adjusted by changing fonts, font colors, page margins, and table shading.

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