How can I import an IGES or STEP file into RFEM?

Answer

For the import of the *.igs or *.stp (STEP) files, the RX‑LINK add-on module is required (see Figure 01). The export is currently not possible.

Furthermore, it is possible to import a model with the CAD/BIM option. After selecting the file to be imported, it can be activated in the Options tab of the "New Model - General Data" dialog box (see Figure 02). This option allows you to additionally convert the geometric elements directly into members, surfaces, or solids after the import (see Figure 03).

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CAD BIM STEP IGES Import Export

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RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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RF-LINK 5.xx

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RFEM interface for data import in the formats Step, IGES, ACIS

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