FAQ 002696 EN 27 March 2019

Lukas Sühnel General RFEM RSTAB

I have imported an IFC file via the CAD / BIM interface. How does the conversion of the IFC elements into bars / areas / volumes work?


In principle, the IFC elements can be selected graphically. If you open the context menu (click with the right mouse button), you can decide for each element whether it should be converted into a bar, an area or a volume.
When converting to a rod, it now depends on whether the required information is available. The information about the respective IFC objects can be called up in the CAD / BIM Navigator. If suitable cross-section and material designations have been assigned here, the conversion can be carried out without further adjustments. The checkmark "Set cross section, material and surface thickness during conversion" can be left deactivated. If the names do not match those of the Dlubal libraries, the conversion tables can be used (see: )
If no information has been stored, the cross-section and material can be defined before the conversion. The tick must be set for this.


IFC CAD BIM Conversion Coordination View

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