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    In principle, the handling of the interface is very simple. After carrying out a successful installation, the Dlubal toolbar is available in Rhino. This includes two icons (Export and Import).



    Using 'Import', it is possible to import data from RFEM to Rhino. It is always imported the whole RFEM model. No update shall be performed in this case. The data is added to the existing structure.
    Click 'Export' to export data from Rhino to RFEM. Normally, the entire structure is exported. If you only want to export parts of the structure, select them before starting the export. It is necessary to start the RFEM and create a file to carry out the export. Please note that the export procedure overwrites all existing data of the opened file. Therefore, it is recommended to open an empty file.

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    Please make sure that Rhino (version 6.20 or later) is already being installed. Then carry out the RFEM 5 installation. For this, you need at least version 5.21.02. The plug-ins are automatically saved in one of the following directories and installed during the installation.

    C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel\Rhinoceros\6.0\Plug-ins\
    C:\Users\#USER#\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\6.0\Plug-ins\

    Figure 02 - Directory of Plug-ins

    After completing the installation, Rhino and Grasshopper can be started. In both programs, the Dlubal-specific toolbars should be available by now. It is possible to attach the Dlubal Toolbar for Rhino to the other toolbars also retroactively (see video).

    Figure 01 - Dlubal Toolbar

    If Rhino has been installed later than RFEM, the interface is not available. In this case, it is recommended to perform a reinstallation of the RFEM.

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First Steps

First steps

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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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