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Sections mapping

Last modified by Iwona Budny Bjergø on 2023/07/03 09:46

In order to map the sections one should move to Sections tab. The dialog is divided into two parts: Revit sections in the left part and FEM-Design sections in the right part.


Only current items

At a start you can decide if you want to see (and map) all the sections from the Revit model library or only those that are currently being used in the model. Only current items option is always checked by default. Uncheck it in order to see all the sections and profiles from in the Revit library.


Mapping procedure

Sections mapping procedure is similar to Materials mapping.

  1. Click on the small triangular next to the Sections to open a drop down list of sections to be mapped and select one item. Any section that has to be mapped will be displayed in red. Any of section that have already been mapped before will be displayed in black.
  2. Find a corresponding section in the FEM-Design library in the right part of the dialog. Click on the small triangular next to the section category to open a drop down list of available sections from the FEM-Design library and select a desired one.
  3. Press Map selected item button. A section that has just been mapped will turn black.
  4. In order to save the sections mapping (and update the warning list in the status window in the Export tab) press Apply.


Unmapping procedure

  • If you wish to unmap any of the previously mapped sections, select the section in the Revit sections window and press the Unmap Selected Item button.
  • If you wish to unmap all of the previously mapped sections, do not select any section – just press the Unmap All Mapped Items button.


Load FEM-Design library

If you added additional sections into FEM-Design sections library and you wish to perform mapping into those sections, you need to update the default FEM-Design library to the desired one. The code of the new sections library imported from FEM-Design has to be consistent with the chosen Code Standard in the StruXML Export dialog.


The procedure is as follows:

  1. In FEM-Design go to the Default settings of e.g. Colum.
  2. Go to Sections tab.
  3. Press the Export… button.
  4. Chose Sections library (*.struxml) in Save as type, find a location and name the library.
  5. Chose Save button.
  6. Go back to the Sections tab in the StruXML Export dialog and press Load FEM-Design library. Find and select the desired struXML file.
  7. Press Open button.

Remember to always load the current FEM-Design library. This will prevent from mapping to a section that may not exist in the current library used in FEM-Design.

Press Reset button in order to reset the materials library to the default one.


Export / Import Mapping

Once performed sections mapping can be saved to struXML file using Export Mapping button. Use Import Mapping button in order to load mapping from struXML file.