I was wondering if it is possible to create a plate that extends between two beams? I realize there is a cladding function in RSA, would this be how you create the plate? Once the plate is created, s it possible to create a nodal force anywhere on the cladding or can you only apply a uniform load over the cladding?
You define it in exactly the same way as cladding. You can start from the definition of a contour and then you convert it into a panel (wall/slab) or you can use the slab/wall tools.
For the loads - you can either define a node anywhere inside the panel and apply a concentrated force in it or use the force in point definition.
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I still can not figure it out. I can figure out how to draw a contour but can not convert it into a plate, nor can I draw a point within the contour.
For the second option, I do not have the wall/slab icon on my tool bar and can not find it in my tool bar add ins.
When creating the panel through Polyline - Contour window , click on parameters and mark panel
If the contour is already built goto to geometry/panels , click on object list ,select your contour , assign its property ,reinforcement and model and click add
or right click your already built contour , click on object properties . It will pop up the polyline - contour window. Just mark Panel , click apply and accept it to modify the existing contour
Probably you´re on "3d frame design" structura type.
You have to choose " shell" structure type when starting your model or , in your existing model goto Geometry/structure type and select shell (Silo icon)