How can I import curved members from the cadwork program or other CAD programs?

Answer

In the cadwork program and many other CAD programs, the curved members are described by external enveloping surfaces. Therefore, it is not possible to import them directly by using members.

For this reason, it is first necessary to import the member as a surface from the CAD program in the .sat format (Standard Acis Text Format) or via .ifc into RFEM, and then convert it to a member again.
When using the .sat format, you should select the Version 7.0 in cadwork.

The attached video shows both options for the cadwork program.

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