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To ensure that the cross-sections are recognized when directly importing girders and columns in REVIT, a corresponding family must be available for these components in the REVIT project.
If this is not the case, you can import a suitable family into your project during the import process. The interface then independently recognizes all other cross-sections and creates the corresponding cross-sections within the family.Figure 01 does not show a 480/520 (mm) timber column. After importing the correct family type, this cross-section and all other cross-sections of the same type are recognized and the import process is successfully completed.
There are two options for the export to Advanced Steel:
- Export via the product interface
You can find this interface in the "File" -> menu "Export" in the "Formats for Frameworks" box.
- Export via the Advanced Steel interface
Use the "Advanced Steel" interface to export the data to an smlx format and import it into the target program.
You can also find this interface in the "General Formats for CAD Programs" dialog box in the "Export" dialog box.
AnswerIn most cases, only the material's name is transferred. If the name differs from the Dlubal Material Database name, the base parameters (modulus of elasticity, shear modulus, etc.) or the additional properties (yield strengths, tensile strengths, limit strains, etc.) are not defined. In such cases, it is not even possible to determine the internal forces of the structure.Some interfaces (for example Revit) are able to transfer the basic properties. However, the design modules present problems because they require additional material properties. However, these are only available as information in the databases specific to Dlubal.We can resolve this topic by linking the name of the imported material with the unique name of the Dlubal material library. This linking can be done in the conversion tables. To open the tables, click "File" - "Import" in the "Details" tab. The handling is relatively simple. On the left, enter the material name from the export file or the CAD application. On the right, the name according to the Dlubal Material Database. It can also be called directly.If you have several entries with a similar notation, you can use so-called "regular expressions". Further help can be found in the conversion file itself. The path is shown in the detail settings.The user is requested to create own tables. Dlubal can not provide any tables due to the multitude of programs and notations.
If the plugin is missing in REVIT, you can install it as follows:
1. Go to the following folder, yes by system:
32-bit system: "C: \ Program Files \ Common Files \ Dlubal \ DLInstaller"
64-bit system: "C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Common Files \ Dlubal \ DLInstaller"
2. Open the program DLInstaller.exe
3. Go to the "Diagnostics" tab and click "Start"
4. If this does not solve the problem, please send us the report that is generated by "Show Log".
AnswerThe trigger for this is due to the rod rotation of a rod. A rod rotation can be defined in RFEM and RSTAB via two options:
- Option 1: Rotation by means of angle
- Option 2: Rotation by means of auxiliary nodes
AnswerBetween cadwork and RFEM / RSTAB the models can be exchanged in four ways or with three file types.
This webinar will show you all of these exchanges.With the Export - Module - Static System function, cadwork can also be used to generate complete static systems that are exported to RFEM / RSTAB. This functionality is being further developed in the program.
- Exchange via the COM interface. Here a plugin is created in cadwork with which the direct export from RSTAB is made possible (picture 1).
- Exchange via format * .stp as DSTV format. Here the exchange in both directions (bidirectional) is possible. Supports can also be exchanged in both directions.
- Import of surfaces from cadwork in RFEM.
- Import of lines from cadwork into RFEM / RSTAB
AnswerThe student version also supports the interface to REVIT.
AnswerYes, it works. You have to display the corresponding graphic and activate the export function. To do this, first select the format ASCII format - results. The tab "Results - Isolines / Isosurfaces (.dxf)" can be used to select the respective elements to be exported (see Figure 1).Via the import function of the program, this dxf-file can be downloaded eg For example, you can import it into an existing model as a background slide (see Figure 2).
Answer3d objects in the format "3ds" can be easily inserted in the program via -> visual objects are loaded into the existing model (see picture). In the mask "new visual object" the scale, the insertion point and the rotation angle can be adjusted.
AnswerUnfortunately, there is currently no way to export the reinforcement from RF / CONCRETE Members into a CAD format. In RFEM, however, the design results from RF-BETON surfaces can be exported to a DXF file.
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