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11/15/2019

000335

Import / Export & BIM

RFEM

RSTAB

What options are there for exporting an existing project to Bentley ProStructures (ProSteel and ProConcrete) and STAAD.Pro? What do I have to do?

Answer

There are two possibilities for the export to Bentley ProStructures.

1. The data can be exported to the target program by using the product interface.

First, export the program data with the product interface for steel construction "Bentley ProStructure" in *.stp format. Then, import this file to the target program.

Find the product interface for steel construction "Bentley ProStructure" by selecting "Export" on the "File" menu. The "Export" dialog box with the "Format" tab opens.

By means of the product interface for steel construction (*.stp) you can transfer the complete structural system including materials, cross-sections, releases, loads, combinations, supports and results. This format is managed by the product interface for steel construction according to DSTV (German Steel Construction Association). The DSTV interface (*.stp) is supported for example by Bentley ProStructures, Tekla Structures, Bocad, Intergraph Frameworks, Advanced Steel and Cadwork.

2. The data can be exported to the target program by using the Bentley ISM interface.

First, export the program data with the Bentley ISM interface in *.ism.dgn format. Then, import this file to the target program.

Find the ISM interface by selecting "Export" on the "File" menu. The "Export" dialog box with the "Format" tab opens.

With the help of this technology, you can also export surface elements like walls or plates in addition to members.

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