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9 March 2020

FAQ 004367 EN

Bastian Kuhn

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RFEM

RSTAB

When importing a .stp (DSTV) file that I have exported to RFEM/RSTAB, I get an error message shown in the figure. No cross-sections are exported. Why?

Answer

In order to carry out the import in RFEM/RSTAB by using the DSTV interface, the program requires the nodes where the cross-sections can be located.

It often happens, that members are only selected in the case of the "Export only selected objects" option (Figure 02). In this case, the nodes are missing in the selection. The model cannot be created.

Therefore, you have to select all objects that are necessary for the description of the model by using the "Select" → "Related Objects" option (Figure 03). Then, the import is carried out properly.

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RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

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