Within XFEM4U there is an import/export option in XML. With this XML-interface there are many chances for automation of your structural engineeringtasks as well as interact with other drawing/3D modelling tools.
Contains the projectname.
Contains the projectnumber.
Version of the xml-exporter.
Nodes contains a list with all the nodes used by beams and plates. They have a number, X,Y and Z-axe value in mm.
Contains the list of supports. They have a number, nodenumber and all the otheroptions belonging to the support in XFEM4U.
Grids contains the lists of grids. The syntax is identical with XFEM4U. So 0 1000 3x4000 means 5 grids with a spacing of 1000,4000,4000,4000.
There are 3 types of profiles.
There are several parameters h1,b1 etc. They are used for the several shapes within a concrete beam.
3) Built-up section
Not supported yet.
A beamgroup is an object which is used for combining beams to one group for codechecking in steel, wood and concrete.
Beams are noticed as follows:
Plates are descriped as a list of nodes, thickness and material.
Rebar in Longitudinal direction within concrete beamgroups.
Stirrup reinforcement within a concrete beamgroup.
Layers within the model.