Structural Engineering Software for Analysis and Design & BIM Software
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.
Transfer of ResultsAfter the calculation with RFEM/RSTAB, the internal forces, deformations, and reinforcement results can be transferred to Revit. Both the corresponding view, which is generated automatically, and the Results Explorer (Structural Analysis Toolkit by Autodesk) are available for this purpose.
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.”
- 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?
- Can I use RFEM to calculate a log house three-dimensionally?
- Which programs can I use to calculate and design power plants?
- I am trying to import a model from cadwork. Unfortunately, I cannot correctly transfer the cross-sections from cadwork to RFEM. Do you have any tip?
- When importing a model directly from AutoCAD, the shape of the "spline" is sometimes incorrect.
- How to model a cable net structure in using the RF-FORM-FINDING add-on module?
- I would like to export the reinforcement of a slab in the Nemetschek format. However, no setting is available in the following window after selecting the surface.
- Does RFEM integrate with Autodesk Inventor?
- How can I import an IFC model into the RWIND Simulation environment?