Tensile Membrane Structure Design in RFEM

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  • IFC building import in RFEM for geometry guidelines
  • Tensile membrane structure in RF-FORM-FINDING and RF-CUTTING-PATTERN
  • Design of supporting structure in RF-STEEL AISC
  • The results are exported to AutoCAD and REVIT

Time Schedule

00:00 Introduction
03:18 Import of the .ifc file into RFEM
07:02 Modeling and form-finding of a cable structure with RF-FORM-FINDING
38:30 Loading and analysis of structure
54:25 Design of the supporting structure in RF-STEEL AISC
57:14 Generation of cutting patterns in RF -CUTTING -OUT
1:06:05 Export of results to AutoCAD and Revit
1:10:51 Closing remarks


Amy Heilig, PE

Amy Heilig, PE

CEO - USA Office
Sales & Technical Support Engineer

Amy Heilig is the CEO of the USA office located in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, she provides sales and technical support and continues to aid in the development of Dlubal Software programs for the North American market.


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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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Design of steel members according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360

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Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures

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Generation of cutting patterns for tensile membrane structures

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