Can 2D dwg information in CIM be used in modeling?
Using the DWG / DXF Import feature, the DWG file can be used in various modeling spaces such as Base Mode, User Section Mode and Draw Rebar Mode.
DWG / DXF Import
The DWG / DXF Import feature can be used in various modeling spaces.
In Base Mode (including Library Base Tab), it is possible to model various shapes such as Edge, Face,
Solid, etc. using DWG/DXF Import feature, but the generated Solid is not linked to analysis as a Body Type. (Figure 1)
The DWG/DXF import feature can be used to create sections in User Section Mode. (Figure 2)
In Draw Rebar Mode, rebar properties can be assigned by importing reinforcement drawings
created in CAD. (Figures 3 & 4)
Base Mode : File > Import > DWG/DXF
Figure. 1 Import DWG/DXF
ㆍDefines the working plane of the Global Coordinate System (GCS) for objects imported from
DWG, DXF files.
ㆍRed (X-axis direction), Green (Y-axis direction), Blue (Z-axis direction)
ㆍHowever, models using objects that are imported from DWG, DXF files in Base mode are created
as Solid elements of the Body Type and not Member elements.
ㆍThe objects are created as Solid elements because the section properties of the shape cannot
User Section Mode : File > Import > DWG/DXF
Figure. 2 Import DWG/DXF in User Section Mode
ㆍObjects imported from DWG and DXF files are defined on the X-Y plane of the Global Coordinate
ㆍThe red axis points in the direction of the X-axis, and the green axis points in the direction of the
What is User Section (Figure. 2)
: The User Section is used to create objects by defining section information as one separate piece
ㆍAfter defining the first Properties within the User Section, import the DWG/DXF file to define the
section geometry to model.
ㆍSimilar to the SPC feature in midas Civil, cross-sectional properties can be defined, and the
defined shape and cross-sectional properties can be interpreted and linked with midas Civil.
Draw Rebar Mode : File > Import > DWG/DXF
Figure. 3 Enter Draw Rebar Mode
In Draw Rebar Mode, the user can manually select edges or vertices to place the rebars.
Figure. 4 Reinforcement using DWG/DXF Import in Rebar Mode.
Using the DWG / DXF Import feature, the rebar layer in CAD can be reinforced.
What is Draw Rebar Mode? (Figure 3 & 4)
ㆍDraw Rebar Mode : Enter the Rebar Draw mode to construct a rebar in a plane.
ㆍThe user can import DWG/DXF files to import the lines to use as references when creating rebars.