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1 SAF (Structural Analysis Format) is an open-source format developed and optimized for exchanging structural analytical models between modelers and analysis software. Besides improving the collaboration between structural engineers, SAF is focusing on a practical, easy-to-use, Excel-based format that can be used in daily practise by structural engineers.
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3 StruSoft is one of the SAF schema developers. The other supporting companies are SCIA, Graphisoft, Allplan, RISA, FRILO, InterCAD, Dlubal, Sofistik, Cype, SCAD Soft and LIRALAND.
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7 == SAF Import ==
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10 Currently (FEM-Design 19.00.005), the connection is developed and optimized for importing models from Archicad. The latest Archicad 24 release can create analytical members within the load-bearing elements of BIM models and can share them via SAF files.
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16 === Import scope ===
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18 FEM-Design can import the following members:
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20 * 1D members created with Archicad Beam and Column tools. It works for straight, curved and slanted elements.
21 * Concrete and timber parametric rectangular and circular profiles, and manufactured steel profiles - thanks to name mapping done in Archicad and as an extra built-in/hidden mapping on the FEM-Design side. This mapping also works for structural materials.
22 * 2D members created with Archicad Slab, Wall and simple/flat Roof tools. It works for straight, curved and slanted walls too; in the case of curved walls, Archicad exports its segmented alternative representation.
23 * Structural links that correspond to Point/Line/Surface connections in FEM-Design.
24 * Structural supports.
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28 === Mapping ===
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30 Material and Profile mapping is done by both Archicad and FEM-Design. Archicad's SAF export mapping can directly use FEM-Design materials and profiles (Catalogue) or the export can be driven by SAF translators optimized for FEM-Design and factory default Archicad templates. All useful data packages can be downloaded below.
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32 [[⭳ Download FEM-Design catalogue and SAF translators for Archicad>>attach:Catalogues and SAF translators.7z]]
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40 == SAF Guide ==
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42 Check this [[online SAF guide>>http://saf.guide/]] for more information.
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