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  1. Figure 01 - Visualization of a BIM Model in a Viewer with the Option to Display Cross-Sections, Material and Dimensions

    The Benefits of BIM in Structural Analysis

    Building Information Modeling hits the headlines in building design. While some engineers only use BIM methods for planning, others deal with this topic for the first time or hardly have time for it in their daily working routine. However, one topic seems to be the most important in structural engineering: How can structural engineers benefit from BIM?

  2. Figure 01 - Importing a DXF File as Lines

    Importing a DXF File as Basis for the Modeling

    In RFEM and RSTAB, you can import DXF files via the import function. These DXF files can be used as the basis for modeling a structural system.

  3. Figure 01 - Creating a Parts List

    COM Interface in VBA | Creating a Parts List

    Parts lists give information about which and how many parts are necessary for creating a building. They are the basis for identifying the needs and purchasing the components. Parts lists can be created in the design modules such as RF-/STEEL EC3, RF-/TIMBER Pro and so on. Additionally, a customized parts list can be created with the RF-COM/RS-COM interface.

  4. Export of Amount of Reinforcement from RFEM to REVIT

    Opportunities and Challenges of Structural Engineers When Using BIM

    The bachelor thesis of Daniel Dlubal focuses on presenting and highlighting the chances, advantages and opportunities of BIM when performing structural analysis and design of buildings. The essential information of a structural analysis is shown and the data exchange between CAD and structural engineering software is explained in detail as well.
  5. Figure 01 - Template Explorer

    Using Templates in VCmaster

    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.

  6. Figure 01 - Integrate Dlubal RFEM Type Library

    COM Interface in VBA | 5. Creating a Tool to Copy and Move Guidelines

    RF-COM/RS-COM is a programmable interface which allows the user to expand the main programmes RFEM and RSTAB by customized input macros or post‑processing programmes. In this article, a tool to copy and move selected guidelines in RFEM will be developed. It is possible to copy or move the guidelines also to another work plane. VBA in Excel will be used as programming environment.
  7. Figure 01 - Design Revit - Calculation Dlubal RFEM - Construction Tekla Structures
  8. Figure 01 - Export to VCmaster

    Export to VCmaster

    Printout reports created in RFEM and RSTAB can be transferred to VCmaster using a direct interface and further processed there. VCmaster (formerly BauText) is a word processing program for engineers. Calculations, drawings, photos and documents from various sources can be easily compiled, managed and used again with VCmaster.

  9. Figure 01 - Structural System

    COM interface in VBA | 4.2 Frame Optimization

    Part 4.1 of this article series described the connection of the RF‑/STEEL EC3 add‑on module and the members and load combinations to be designed were already defined. This part will focus on the optimization of cross‑sections in the module and the transfer to RFEM. The elements already explained in the previous parts are not described again.

  10. Figure 01 - Comparison of Coordination View with Structural Analysis View

    BIM Workflow: Data Exchange Using IFC Files

    In the BIM workflow, IFC files are frequently used as the basis for data exchange between CAD and structural engineering software. However, there is a fundamental problem with this approach. This article explains various types of IFC files, and provides an overview of the import and export options in the Dlubal Software programs.

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