Check out these tips to help you get started with the RFEM program.
KB 001799 | Using "Surface Model" Member Type
First Steps with RFEM
In many frame and truss structures, it is no longer sufficient to use a simple member. You often have to consider cross-section weakenings or openings in solid beams. In such cases, you can use the "Surface Model" member type. It can be integrated into the model like any other member and offers all the options of a surface model. The present technical article shows the application of such a member in an existing structural system and describes the integration of member openings.
Dlubal Knowledge Base Member Type Surface Model Member Opening Castellated Beams Dlubal KB KNOWLEDGE BASE Technical article construction Civil Engineering Structural engineer Structural Design Structural Engineer Structural analysis RFEM 6 RSTAB 9 Dlubal Software
Do you have any questions about our products or which are best suited for your design projects? Contact us via phone, email, chat, or forum, or search the FAQ page, available 24/7.
When calculating regular structures, data input is often not complicated but time-consuming. Input automation can save valuable time. The task described in the present article is to consider the stories of a house as single construction stages. Data is entered using a C# program so that the user does not have to enter the elements of the individual floors manually.