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Get started with FEM-Design

Last modified by Iwona Budny Bjergø on 2024/01/19 13:51


If you are a new user of FEM-Design, please follow the guidelines below that we will help you get started.

  1. Learn the basics
  2. Extensions and plugins
  3. Use the support

Learn the basics

Watch the introduction videos that will help you understand and learn the basic functions of FEM-Design.

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Extensions and plugins

There are several ways to connect FEM-Design with other software. We provide direct links via our plugins (Revit and Tekla) and we support open BIM formats (.ifc and .saf). FEM-Design comes also with an application programming interface (API) which can be used for parametric design and task automation. On top of that, we provide additional tools that use FEM-Design models to perform additional operations.

StruXML Revit Add-In A tool that creates two - directional direct link between Revit and FEM-Design.   See: StruSoft StruXML Revit Add-In
Tekla Tools A set of free tools that creates a direct link between FEM-Design and Tekla Structures.   See: Tekla Tools
IFC file format FEM-Design can import and export models in IFC format.   See: Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
SAF file format FEM-Design can import structural analysis models in SAF format.   See: Structural Analysis Model Sharing (SAF)
API solutions FEM-Design provides several API solutions to accommodate different user scenarios.   See: Introduction to API
PREFAB An extension to FEM-design that creates reliable report to the precast concrete suppliers.   See: PREFAB

Use the support

If you need help with anything, from explaining how to do something to understanding a result, our support team is ready to guide you through the software. You can contact them submitting a ticket on our customer support portal. We provide both e-mail and personal, 1:1 online support, and we guarantee a response within 24h.

Here is the guideline, on how to use the customer portal: