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Knowledge Base Articles
The stresses in the cross‑section of the member are calculated in the so‑called stress points. These points are set at such locations in the cross‑section, at which the extreme values for the stresses due to the loading types can occur in the material.
Development of a computer program for damage analysis of timber bridges based on vibration measurements
Disproportionate Collapse Prevention Analyses for Mid-rise Cross-laminated Timber Platform-type Buildings
I-joists in Timber - Discussion of current design practice and implementation in structural analysis software
Product Features Articles
- Reading and writing access to structural data, load case data, load and result combinations, and calculation results
- External control of calculation
- Possibility to open and edit available models or to create new models
- Access to all results such as deformations, internal forces, and support reactions
- Ability to intercept possible errors using error messages
- Access to control elements as well as results of the following programs:
- RF-/STEEL EC3
- RX-TIMBER Glued-Laminated Beam
- RF-/TIMBER Pro
- RF-/DYNAM Pro
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When trying to import a model from AutoCAD into RFEM, I am getting the error message "3DSOLID or REGION entity detected. Those entities are written in binary format, so import is not possible."
What does this mean?
- When I import a STP file into RFEM a lot of unused nodes appear. How can I avoid that?
- I have installed RFEM and Revit, but the buttons for the direct export/import in Revit are missing. What can I do?
- Can I use RFEM to calculate a log house three-dimensionally?
- Why are my cross-sections defined in RFEM not imported to REVIT?
- Is it possible to perform a Revit export without using a license from RSTAB or RFEM?
- How can I get the member end forces to design the connections?
- I design timber components. The deformations of load combinations deviate from the manual calculation exactly by the factor of the material partial safety factor. Why?
- How can I run the RX‑TIMBER Frame plugin? I did not find it in the Add-on Modules menu nor in Project Navigator - Data.
- I have a question about the results of the serviceability limit state design: How is the increment of the dead load by the factor 1.8 and the imposed load by 1.48 explained in the result combinations for the SLS design?