Is it possible to also have RFEM output the area of each finite element along with its location?

Answer

There is no option for viewing the FE mesh nodes in RFEM along with those areas but it is possible to export them to an Excel sheet. You can do this by following the steps in Figure 01.

Figure 01 - Exporting FE mesh to Excel

In Figure 02 the coordinates of the FE mesh nodes are exported to Excel.

Figure 02 - Exported FE mesh coordinates in Excel

Also, exporting the FE mesh as a .dxf file into AutoCAD can be done. Using the direct export option in RFEM, select the FE Mesh option. See this in Figure 03.

Figure 05 - Direct Export option

Another option is to go to File - Export and then select the following format.

Figure 03 - Export file type

Then, under the Geometry tab, check off the boxes below.

Figure 04 - Export options

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