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

Answer

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

Note:
In TEKLA you have to have loaded 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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