17 December 2019

004290

Andreas Niemeier

Data Management

RFEM

RSTAB

How can I import a parameterized cross-section table into the cross-section library?

Answer

The cross-section library in RFEM or RSTAB provides the option to import a list of parameterized cross-sections into a user-defined cross-section library by using the "Import Cross-Section Table from File" function.


Figure 01 - Import Cross-Section Table from File

For this, the cross-section shape to be imported must be compatible with the shape that can already be parameterized in the Dlubal cross-section library (also known as a cross-section table). This cross-section shape then determines the type and order of the import parameters.

To import a user-defined cross-section table, proceed as follows:

  1. In the Dlubal cross-section library, find the cross-section table that is compatible with the cross-section table that you want to import.

    Here, the parameterizable cross-section types (thin-walled, massive, and timber) specify the necessary parameters in the correct order for the import directly in your input dialog boxes by using the input boxes from top to bottom.

    Figure 02 - Parameters and Sequence of Regular Cross-Sections Defined Parametrically

    For the rolled cross-section types, you can find the required parameters in the correct order by using the "Parametric Input" function.

    Figure 03 - Parameters and Sequence of Rolled Cross-Sections Defined Parametrically

  2. Create a CSV table for the cross-section table to be imported, which describes a unique cross-section by using the parameters "Name" + shape parameters in each line, based on the previously defined parameter list and order.

    The shape parameters must be specified in mm.

    Figure 04 - Creating CSV File

    For the data representation reasons, the individual cross-section names in the CSV file should start with the same text fragment as the CSV file name itself. This ensures that the new cross-section table in RFEM or RSTAB have the name of the CSV file.

  3. Import the CSV file with the used cross-section table into the user-defined cross-section library.

    Figure 05 - Importing Cross-Section Table

  4. Use the cross-sections of the newly imported cross-section table in your models.

    Figure 06 - Using New User-Defined Cross-Section Table

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Library Cross-section list Parameters CSV Import Section list

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