I would like to use a cross-section that is not included in the cross-section library of RFEM and RSTAB. Is it possible to get the cross-section?

Answer

By using the add-on modules SHAPE‑THIN (thin-walled cross-sections) and SHAPE‑MASSIVE (thick-walled cross-sections), it is possible to model almost any cross-section by entering them graphically, in tables, or by importing a DXF file.

For SHAPE‑THIN and SHAPE‑MASSIVE, there are the connection possibilities to RFEM and RSTAB. Thus, the cross-sections can be transferred to RFEM and RSTAB, calculated, and designed in the add-on modules.

Keywords

Built-up Built-up cross-section Thin-walled Thick-walled

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
Cross-Sections Thin-Walled
SHAPE THIN 9.xx

Stand-Alone Program

Properties and stresses of thin-walled and cold-formed cross-sections

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD