Structural FEA Software RFEM 5 | First Steps

Structural Analysis & Engineering Software

The FEA program RFEM allows for quick and easy modeling, structural and dynamic calculation, as well as design of models with member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, and solid elements.

Due to the modular software concept, you can connect the basic program RFEM with the corresponding add‑ons in order to meet your individual requirements.

First Steps

Further Information

Service Contract

Service Contracts

Stay up to date with the latest Dlubal Software programs with a Service Contract. The Service Contract provides access to the latest program version.

With the Service Contract Pro, receive the same benefits as the Basic in addition to priority tech support through phone and screen sharing.

Everything I Expected and More

"RFEM is everything I expected and more. I’m having a blast learning the software and the webinars are fantastic."

This page provides some useful hints and tips for the users who are not familiar with RFEM to facilitate your introduction to our programs.

1

Download Trial Version

To test the program before purchasing an RFEM or RSTAB license, you can download the free 90 day trial version. This will allow you to test the full version of the program without any limitations.

2

Introductory Examples and Tutorials

The introductory examples and tutorials for RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 will help you to get started with the program. Step by step, you will become familiar with the most important features. You can download the documents in PDF format.

3

Introductory Videos

Watch the introductory video for RFEM 6 and possibly the other videos on various topics related to RFEM/RSTAB.

4

Webinars

Watch the recorded webinars about RFEM/RSTAB as well as the add-on modules and stand-alone programs.

5

Manual

Manuals provide detailed descriptions of the programs. Download the PDF files and use the keyword search.

6

FAQ

The FAQ page provides answers to frequently asked questions provided by hotline engineers of Dlubal Software as well as solutions to commonly encountered problems.

7

Structural Analysis Models for Download

Download numerous structural models (for example, RFEM, RSTAB, or RWIND files) to utilize them for training purposes or for your projects.

8

Infotainment

This section offers useful information about general structural analysis and design as well as the Dlubal Software programs.

9

Verification Examples

The Dlubal Software programs provide comprehensible structural analysis calculations. They are not a "Black Box". The verification examples available on this page explain how the software works and reveal the calculation methods.

Contact Us

Contact Dlubal

Do you have any questions about our products or which are best suited for your design projects? Contact us via phone, email, or chat or find suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page available 24/7.

(267) 702-2815

[email protected]

Customer Support 24/7

Knowledge Base

In addition to personal support, we offer resources 24/7 through our website.

Simple and Intuitive to Use

"The software is very easy and intuitive to use. And if you need any help, you can contact the friendly and competent support team."

Newsletter

Receive information including news, useful tips, scheduled events, special offers, and vouchers on a regular basis.

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Webinar 06/08/2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 05/13/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Timber Structures | Part 2: Design

Timber Beam and Surface Structures | Part 2: Design

Webinar 05/11/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Webinar 03/30/2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

Webinar 03/10/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

Webinar 02/04/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

Webinar 01/19/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Dlubal Info Day

Dlubal Info Day Online | December 15, 2020

Webinar 12/15/2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CET

FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

Webinar 11/11/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Webinar 10/27/2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CET

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 09/30/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Documenting Results in the RFEM Printout Report

Webinar 08/25/2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

ACI 318-19 Concrete Design in RFEM

ACI 318-19 Concrete Design in RFEM

Webinar 08/20/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

How to be More Productive Using RFEM

How to Be More Productive Using RFEM

Webinar 07/07/2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST

Introduction to Solid Modeling \n in RFEM

Introduction to Solid Modeling in RFEM

Webinar 06/30/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Modeling with Solids in RFEM

Modeling with Solids in RFEM

Webinar 06/09/2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CEST

CSA A23.3 Concrete Design in RFEM

CSA A23.3:19 Concrete Design in RFEM

Webinar 05/14/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Programmable COM Interface for RFEM/RSTAB

Programmable COM Interface for RFEM/RSTAB

Webinar 05/12/2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CEST

RFEM 5
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-STEEL

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-CONCRETE

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RFEM 5
ec2-for-dlubal

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM 5

Add-on Module

Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member, surface, and solid models

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-STABILITY

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM 5
CONCRETE Columns

Add-on Module

Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)

Price of First License
630.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-TIMBER Pro

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF -DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads

Add-on Module

Seismic and static load analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-MAT NL

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-CONCRETE Add-on Module Deflect for RFEM | Tensile Structures - Calculation of Analytical Deformation

Add-on Module

Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD
RFEM 5
RF-IMP

Add-on Module

Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations

Price of First License
760.00 USD