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FAQ 003600 EN

20 September 2019

Gerhard Rehm Modeling | Structure RFEM Steel Structures

What is the fastest way to model corrugated sheets in RFEM by means of surfaces?


Trapezoidal sheeting is already available in the cross-section library of RFEM. These cross-sections are primarily used for stabilization measures in the RF- / STEEL EC3 add-on module and as a template for modeling surfaces. A design as a member is thus not possible.

The easiest way is to first model the trapezoidal sheeting as a member. Subsequently, this member can be automatically converted into surfaces (see Figure 01). Thus, the geometry is obtained as a surface model. Curved trapezoidal sheets are also possible. If a curved member is split into surfaces, it is represented by straight segments. If you still want to use curved lines, you can simply rotate the contour lines accordingly. The exact procedure can be found in the video.


Trapezoidal sheet


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