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UPD 001 | Program Version Update x.23
First Steps with RFEM
In this video, learn more about the most important new features and improvements in the latest program release.
Features in RFEM 5.23 and RSTAB 8.23:
- Updated interface to Autodesk AutoCAD (2015 - 2021)
- Updated interface to Autodesk Revit (2016 - 2021)
- Updated interface to Tekla Structures (20.1 - 2020)
- Insert blank pages in the printout report
- Improved strain result optimization
- Maximum strains listed in Table 4.0
- glTF model export for web page animation
Features in SHAPE-THIN 9.02:
- Optimization of cold-formed section calculations
Features in RWIND Simulation 1.23:
- User-defined definition of turbulence intensity by height
- Export of visual objects and CAD/BIM models to RWIND Simulation
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SHAPE-THIN determines the effective cross-sections according to EN 1993-1-3 and EN 1993-1-5 for cold-formed sections. You can optionally check the geometric conditions for the applicability of the standard specified in EN 1993‑1‑3, Section 5.2.
The effects of local plate buckling are considered according to the method of reduced widths and the possible buckling of stiffeners (instability) is considered for stiffened sections according to EN 1993-1-3, Section 5.5.
As an option, you can perform an iterative calculation to optimize the effective cross-section.
You can display the effective cross-sections graphically.
Read more about designing cold-formed sections with SHAPE-THIN and RF-/STEEL Cold-Formed Sections in this technical article: Design of a Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed C-Section According to EN 1993-1-3.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- After an update of RSTAB, my .rst files, which have been used by another program, are always opened with RSTAB. However, the .rst file does not belong to RSTAB, but to another program. How do I control the association of the file type?
- Why are the commands added in toolbars sometimes lost after the update?
- Is the update installed over the old version? Or is a parallel version of the program created?