Is Revit able to control the specific member types of Dlubal Software? For example, round members of a wind bracing should be transferred as a tension member and not as a beam member.

Answer

This is only possible to a limited extend. Revit allows you to activate so-called "Dlubal parameters" for the "Tension" and "Truss" member types. After the activation, both of these parameters can be controlled in the analytical member properties. RFEM transfers this information during the import from Revit and assigns the assigned member types to the corresponding members. The procedure is shown in the video attached.

When exporting from RFEM to Revit, Dlubal parameters are activated automatically. The member types are assigned according to the RFEM file. The unsupported member types are entered indirectly as a "beam member."

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Revit Member types Truss Tension member Dlubal parameters

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