I can't get my members exported from RFEM to TEKLA. What am I doing wrong?

Answer

If you are using members with the cross-sections that are not known by the interface, you should use the conversion file for the cross-sections. This mapping file can be easily filled with the names of the cross-sections. In the left column of the table, write the names of the cross-sections used in TEKLA, and in the right column, write the DLUBAL names or select them from the library.
Please watch the attached video.

Note:
In TEKLA, you have to have the right environment. In the video, Chinese cross-sections should be transferred, so the Chinese environment has to be used in TEKLA.

Keywords

Tekla Cross-section Export Import Mapping

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