FAQ 003174 EN

17 June 2019

Gerhard Rehm Import / Export & BIM SHAPE-THIN

When importing internal forces from RSTAB or RFEM to SHAPE-THIN, the administrator rights are required. Is it possible to carry out the transfer without having entered the administrator rights?


Transfer of internal forces from RSTAB or RFEM to SHAPE-THIN is only possible with the administrator rights. It is unfortunately not possible to grant access only for specific folders, etc., as this process intervenes more deeply in the operating system.

However, it is also possible in SHAPE-THIN to import internal forces from RSTAB/RFEM without activating the "Import Results from RSTAB/RFEM" function. The following options are available:

Insert internal forces via the clipboard

  • In RSTAB/RFEM, you have to select and copy the corresponding internal forces in the table (see Figure 01).
  • In SHAPE-THIN, you can enter the internal forces in the table (see Figure 02)

Insert internal forces via Excel

  • The internal forces can be exported to Excel in RSTAB/RFEM. If you only want to export single tables, you can use the Excel button in the table toolbar to open the function. To transfer several tables to Excel at once, use the menu option File → Export. The relevant tables can then be selected in a dialog box. In Excel, you have to adjust the order of the table columns to the column arrangement in SHAPE-THIN (see Figure 03).
  • In SHAPE -OVER, you can then use the "Export/Import of Table" function by using the Excel button in the toolbar of Table "3.1 Internal Forces" (see Figure 04).
  • In the dialog box (see Figure 05), select the option "Import Table" and the setting "Import Table from Active Workbook". Before starting the import, the Excel Workbook has to be opened. If the "Import Table from Active Workbook" check box is not set, RFEM imports the worksheet with the name "LC [LCNo.] - 3.1 Internal forces".


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