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## Robot Structural Analysis

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# Offsets

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12-20-2012 11:52 PM

Hi,

When we define a node in a point of member in which we have assigned offsets, in order (that node) to be an ending node of a new member, would there be generated automatically an offset too, or maybe it is placed on the member and it is just graphically presented as it is offseted (see attached)?

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# Re: Offsets

12-21-2012 12:40 AM in reply to: Tuctas

The bar with the offset will be internally divided into two calculation elements with offsets. As an offset is the attribute of a bar it does not change the position of  its end nodes which means that the 'new' bar will 'end' in the node as it is.

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Artur Kosakowski
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# Re: Offsets

12-21-2012 01:07 AM in reply to: Tuctas

Thank you Artur,

To be honest i didn't understand well your answer. In the attached picture (that i forgor to attach before..), is the node #104 connected with a virtual rigid link (as it is generally for offsets) with the element or not?

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# Re: Offsets

12-21-2012 01:13 AM in reply to: Tuctas

Check the attached picture.

Artur Kosakowski
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# Re: Offsets

12-21-2012 01:41 AM in reply to: Tuctas

So, there are virtual rigid links. I don't see the dashed line as it is for the case of manually defined offsets, that's why i am asking..

(Node #62 as weel as #61, #66,are ending nodes of columns, when #104 is made of subdivision of bar).