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DXF Interface

The DXF file format is the most commonly used exchange program in computer-aided design (CAD). The following overview shows the exchange options using DXF, which are applicable for RFEM/RSTAB.

  1. Detail settings for import


    Lines can be imported as lines (RFEM) or as members. The names of layers are transferred as cross-section descriptions and the first material is assigned from the predefined materials. However, if the program recognizes a material or cross-section listed in the Dlubal database according to the layer name, these will be transferred as well.

  2. Export options


    Members are exported from RFEM/RSTAB as lines. The line layers include information concerning the cross-sections and materials used in the program. In addition to the entire model including FE mesh, it is possible to export the numbering managed by the navigator.

  3. Detail settings for isolines


    Another exchange option is to transfer the RFEM/RSTAB results as isolines in a DXF file. For this, you can directly select various elements such as isolines, FE mesh, values, and more.

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Knowledge Base | DXF Interface

  1. Move/Edit Background Layers

    Move/Edit Background Layers

    In RFEM and RSTAB, it is possible to import DXF files as background layers. They can have one to three dimensions. For this, you can use DXF files from other programs as well as the DXF files exported from RFEM or RSTAB.

  2. DXF Exporting Results from RF-CONCRETE Surfaces

    DXF Exporting Results

    RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces performs the ultimate and the serviceability limit state design of slabs, plates, folded plates and shells. In RFEM, the reinforcement resulting from this design can be displayed graphically on the surfaces of the structure using isolines. For the reinforcement design, it may be useful to export the results as isoline distribution in a DXF file in order to open them in a CAD application as background layers.

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