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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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In RFEM, it is possible to open and further edit structures with loads and load cases, which has been modeled in RSTAB. This may be necessary, for example, if it is determined during the model input that it makes sense to include surface elements such as wall panes in the existing RSTAB model.
In order to open an RSTAB file in RFEM, you have to change the file type in the "Open" dialog box either to "File type RSTAB" or to "All Files." In this way, you can display not only the RFEM files, but also all RSTAB files stored in the selected directory. After opening the RSTAB file, you can save the model as an RFEM file for further editing.
However, it should be noted that the printout reports or input data already created in add-on modules cannot be transferred.
An RFEM file can be imported in RSTAB by renaming the file extension *.rf5 to *.rs8. Also in this case, all module entries and printout reports are deleted. You should also note that beam structures are only transferred in RSTAB; surface elements are deleted.
The export is not possible in this direction.
In RFEM, surface elements may be available in addition to member elements. RSTAB is not able to import these surface elments because this would lead to a falsification of the structural system and so to wrong results.
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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
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