3D Structural & BIM Software
Integration in Autodesk AutoCAD
AutoCAD by Autodesk is one of the most commonly used CAD programs. The following overview describes the option of data exchange between RFEM/RSTAB and AutoCAD using the direct interface.
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.
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 in the navigator.
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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- After importing a .stp file, there is a free node near each member. Why are these nodes created?
- Is it possible to exchange models bidirectionally between cadwork and RFEM/RSTAB?
- Does the student version of Dlubal Software also provide the interface between Revit and RFEM?
- How can I quickly export a model including all loads into an EXCEL file and import it later?
- How can I import an IFC model into the RWIND Simulation environment?
- How can I create member eccentricities in RF‑COM?
- How can I create member eccentricities in RS‑COM?
- Is there an interface between LayPLAN by Layher and RSTAB/RFEM?
- Can I define nonlinear support conditions via the COM interface?
When trying to import a model from AutoCAD into RFEM, I am getting the error message "3DSOLID or REGION entity detected. Those entities are written in binary format, so import is not possible."
What does this mean?