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  1. Option "Nonlinear Calculation" in Window "1.1 General Data" in RF-CONCRETE Members

    Exporting Spring Stiffnesses from RF-/FOUNDATION Pro and the Influence on Column Design

    With RF-FOUNDATION Pro, it is possible to determine settlements of single foundations and resulting spring stiffnesses of the nodal supports. These spring stiffnesses can be exported into the RFEM model and used for further analyses.

  2. DXF Export of Results on Surfaces

    Until the program version of RFEM 5.06.1103, it was only possible to export the results on surfaces in the form of isolines into a DXF file. As of the program version 5.06.3039, it is now also possible to export the results in the Isobands display option.

  3. Exporting Multiple Tables

    RFEM and RSTAB provide the export interface (“File” → “Export”) to export model and load data as well as results to Excel or in a CSV file in one step. You can select the tables to be exported in the “Export of Tables” section. The “Only selected tables” option allows you to export only a specific selection of tables. Use the [Select Load Cases and Tables for Export] button to open the corresponding dialog box.

  4. DXF Exporting Results

    RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces performs the ultimate and the serviceability limit state design of slabs, plates, folded plates and shells. In RFEM, the reinforcement resulting from this design can be displayed graphically on the surfaces of the structure using isolines. For the reinforcement design, it may be useful to export the results as isoline distribution in a DXF file in order to open them in a CAD application as background layers.

  5. Regular Expressions in Conversion Files

    RFEM and RSTAB provide numerous interfaces with other programs for data exchange. In the respective programs, different names are often used for the same materials and cross‑sections. Therefore, it is necessary to convert the material and cross‑section names in order to be recognized by the program after the data exchange.

  6. Importing/Exporting Foundation Templates

    As of an earlier article , you can save foundations with their dimensions as templates in a user-defined library as of version x.04.0024.

  7. Database of Foundation Templates

    As of Version X.04.0024, there is an additional new feature in RF‑/FOUNDATION Pro: You can save the foundation dimensions for all five foundation types as foundation templates in a user-defined database and use them later in other models.

  8. Exporting Results of Selected Objects

    In RFEM and RSTAB, it is possible to export the calculation results to an Excel document.

  9. PDF Export of Printout Report

    A PDF version of the printout report can be created in two ways. The most common way is to use a PDF printer that must be previously installed. The printer will be controlled like a real printer.

  10. Exporting and Importing Favorites Groups of Cross-Section

    The cross-section library in RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 offers you the option to save particular cross‑sections in a favorites group. You can then activate the groups in the cross‑section library. Thus, you can display only those cross‑sections in the library that you defined in the list.

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