Using Templates in VCmaster

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By using an interface, it is possible to export the RFEM/RSTAB printout report to VCmaster and continue editing there. VCmaster is a word processing program for engineers.

The output of structural analysis and CAD programs, specialized information, standards and manufacturer's specifications can be easily exported, arranged, managed and reused with VCmaster.

Building on the Export to VCmaster where the procedure of exporting the printout report from RFEM/RSTAB to VCmaster has been already explained, more functions of VCmaster will be shown in the following.

VCmaster contains numerous templates for calculations. They offer solutions for details and individual designs in the fields of timber, concrete, composite structures, foundation engineering and masonry as well as mechanical and plant engineering. It is, for example, possible to add detail checks (e.g. connections) to the RFEM/RSTAB calculations.

Via "Insert" → "Template Explorer", the saved template is selected and then exported to VCmaster.

Figure 01 - Template Explorer

Figure 02 - Export of Template

A dialog opens where all input data are requested.

Figure 03 - Data Entry Wizard

With the function "Check document", it is possible to search for unfulfilled designs.

Figure 04 - Check Document

If a design is unfulfilled or if entries have to be changed, it can be adapted later.

All templates can be extended, combined and adapted to individual requirements.

User-defined templates can be added quickly and easily via "File" → "Template manager".

Figure 05 - Template Manager

With VCmaster, it is thus possible to create and document different data smoothly and rapidly.

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

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

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD