When having multiple lines on the same location or partly overlapping lines in PLAXIS 2D AE’s Structures mode, the program will intersect and merge these lines when going to one of these green modes: Mesh mode, Water conditions mode and Staged construction mode. When conflicting items are defined, PLAXIS 2D AE takes the settings from the first defined line: this can include:
Usually this is not a big issue since it can be changed easily in the phases: e.g. change the load values in the appropriate phase or change a material assignment to a plate.
However, one item that cannot be changed in the green modes, is the definition of the local axis direction. For any local axis dependent parameter, this can become a problem then. Some examples when this can go wrong:
This issue is now solved in PLAXIS 2D AE.02: when (multiple) overlapping lines are found, the line with interface will take preference for the determination of the local axis in the green modes.
To avoid this in PLAXIS 2D AE.00 and 2D AE.01: