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Integration in Autodesk Revit
Revit displays comprehensive building structures in an easy way with physical and analytical models including every detail. The modeling of structure is fully automated. However, manual adjustments of the analytical model are always possible. You can also define static objects such as releases, supports, and loads. Since the quality of a structural model always depends on a physical architectural model, the error sources are minimized.
Bidirectional Data Exchange
Revit provides not only comprehensive options for visualization but also a variety of special tools to create structural drawings. RFEM/RSTAB interacts with Revit using a direct interface. In this way, it is possible to create new models and adjust modifications in both directions. Thus, Revit complements RFEM/RSTAB perfectly. It can be applied for quantity surveying, creating item lists, or generally to open the door to the world of computer-aided design.
Smart Design Objects
RFEM/RSTAB is based on an object-oriented structural model; Revit is based on parametric modeling. Therefore, the data exchange keeps the “intelligence” of the objects: It means a column or a beam is replaced by a similar object in RFEM, not only by a group of lines.
Correct Analysis Model
The interface regulates typical problems resulting from deriving mechanically correct analytical models from physical architectural ones: Due to adjustable reference lines, the load bearing structural parts are automatically merged in an idealized computational model, even if the center lines of columns and beams are not intersecting.
In the case of modified cross-sections or materials, it is possible to update the data in both programs. New structural components are added automatically and deleted design elements are removed.
Export of ResultsThe internal forces, deformations as well as the reinforcement results can be exported to Revit after the calculation with RFEM/RSTAB. A corresponding view which is generated automatically as well as the Results Explorer (Structural Analysis Toolkit of Autodesk) are available.
Export of ReinforcementsDefined reinforcement groups from the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module can be directly imported or generated as reinforcement objects in Revit. Surface, rectangle, polygonal as well as circular reinforcement areas can be selected as an option for this.
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“As usual, I would like to confirm that it is a real pleasure to work with the Dlubal Software programs, which I have been able to use with ease.
I am also completely satisfied with the connection to REVIT 2017 as it complies with a very high standard and works well.”
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Does the student version of Dlubal Software also provide the interface between Revit and RFEM?
- Is it possible to import CAD drawings to RFEM and to convert the drawing into an RFEM model?
- 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?
- How can I create a comment via the COM interface?
- Are the Revit and Tekla models that you've shown in "Webinar 3: BIM Integration and RFEM" available for free use and can you send them to me?
- Which features are available for the data exchange between Grasshopper and RFEM?