Structural FEA Software RFEM 6 | Automatic Generation of Combinations

Structural Analysis & Engineering Software

Combinations of different elements do not have to degenerate into additional work. With RFEM, combinations are no longer a problem, but can be calculated quickly and easily. The FEA software RFEM allows for quick and easy modeling, structural and dynamic analysis, as well as design of models with member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, and solid elements.

Due to the modular software concept, you can enhance RFEM with the various add-ons and thus apply it in a wide variety of areas.

  • FEA Software RFEM 6

Automatic Generation of Load Combinations

Structural Analysis Models to Download

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Select numerous structural models to utilize them for training purposes or for your projects.

Easy Modeling of Structures

“I really enjoy working with Dlubal Software programs. The structure generation and modification can proceed smoothly:

  • Manageability of functions in the menu and movability in space
  • Data transparency: checks, options to modify and transfer data

I am happy that I switched over to Dlubal Software!”

The Dlubal programs focus on efficient and uncomplicated work. Therefore, RFEM can automatically generate action and load combinations, as well as design situations according to Eurocode and other international standards. It follows the corresponding combination expressions. For example, you can also copy or add load cases in a clearly arranged window. Furthermore, the load cases and combinations can also be easily managed in tables.



With Dlubal, you can safely and easily design structures all over the world. Select from a large number of standards in the Base Data. You can also decide whether to create the combinations automatically.

The following standards are available:

  • European Union EN 1990
  • European Union EN 1990 | Timber
  • European Union EN 1990 | Cranes
  • European Union EN 1990 | Geotechnics
  • European Union EN 1990 | Base + Timber
  • European Union EN 15512
  • United States ASCE 7
  • United States ASCE 7 | Timber
  • United States ACI 318
  • United States IBC
  • Canada CAN/CSA
  • Canada NBC
  • Canada NBC | Timber
  • Brazil NBR 8681
  • India IS 800
  • Switzerland SIA 260
  • Switzerland SIA 260 | Timber
  • United Kingdom BS 5950
  • People's Republic of China GB 50009
  • People's Republic of China GB 50068
  • People's Republic of China GB 50011
  • Spain CTE DB-SE
  • South Africa SANS 10160-1
  • Mexico NTC
  • Mexico NTC | Timber
  • Australia AS/NZS 1170.0
  • Russia SP 20.13330:2016
  • Turkey TSC | Steel

For the European standards (EC), the following National Annexes are available:

  • Germany DIN | 2012-08 (Germany)
  • European Union CEN | 2010-04 (European Union)
  • Bulgaria BDS | 2013-03 (Bulgaria)
  • United Kingdom BS | 2009-06 (United Kingdom)
  • Czech Republic CSN | 2015-05 (Czech Republic)
  • Cyprus CYS | 2010-06 (Cyprus)
  • Denmark DK | 2013-09 (Denmark)
  • Greece ELOT | 2009-01 (Greece)
  • Estonia EVS-EN 1990:2002+NA:2002 (Estonia)
  • Ireland IS | 2010-04 (Ireland)
  • Lithuania LST | 2012-01 (Lithuania)
  • Luxembourg LU | 2020-03 (Luxembourg)
  • Latvia LVS | 2015-01 (Latvia)
  • Malaysia MS | 2010-02 (Malaysia)
  • Belgium NBN | 2015-05 (Belgium)
  • Netherlands NEN | 2011-12 (Netherlands)
  • France NF | 2011-12 (France)
  • Portugal NP | 2009-12 (Portugal)
  • Norway NS | 2016-05 (Norway)
  • Austria ÖNORM | 2013-03 (Austria)
  • Poland PN | 2010-09 (Poland)
  • Finland SFS | 2010-09 (Finland)
  • Slovenia SIST | 2010-08 (Slovenia)
  • Romania SR | 2006-10 (Romania)
  • Singapore SS | 2008-06 (Singapore)
  • Sweden SS | 2019-01 (Sweden)
  • Slovakia STN | 2010-01 (Slovakia)
  • Belarus TKP | 2011-11 (Belarus)
  • Spain UNE | 2010-07 (Spain)
  • Italy UNI | 2010-10 (Italy)

Load Cases and Combinations

To ensure that your structures can cope with all loads, take a look at the "Load Cases and Combinations" dialog box. Here you can create and manage load cases. Furthermore, you can also generate action and load combinations as well as design situations here. You can assign the action categories of the selected standard to the individual load cases. If you have assigned several loads to an action category, they can act simultaneously or alternatively (for example, either wind from the left or wind from the right).


Combination Expressions

For the combination of actions, you have come to the right place. If you use them in the ultimate and the serviceability limit state, you can select various design situations according to the standard (for example, ULS (STR/GEO) - permanent/transient, SLS - quasi-permanent, and others). Optionally, you can also integrate imperfections in the combination and determine load cases that should not be combined with other load cases (for example, construction load for roof not combined with snow load).


Accidental Design Situation

Do your structures also have to withstand unusual conditions? Then select the "accidental" design situation. Here, the accidental actions such as earthquake, explosion loads, collisions, and many others, are considered automatically. Furthermore, when using German standards, you can select the "Accidental - Snow" design situation to consider the North German Plain automatically as well.


Action Combinations

Do you want to combine actions? Then use this feature. Here, the actions are automatically superimposed in accordance with combination expressions and then displayed as "action combinations." You can define which action combinations will eventually be used for the generation of load or result combinations. Based on the created action combinations, you can estimate how the combination expressions affect the number of combinations.


Load Combinations

RFEM 6 offers you a wide range of helpful and efficient functions for working with load combinations. You can add the load cases included in load combinations together and then calculate them in consideration of the corresponding factors (partial safety and combination factors, coefficients regarding consequence classes, and so on). Generate the load combinations automatically in compliance with the combination expressions of the standard. You can perform the calculation according to the linear static analysis, second-order analysis, or large deformation analysis, as well as for post-critical analysis. Optionally, you can define whether the internal forces should be related to the deformed or non-deformed structure.


Result Combinations

Rely on RFEM 6 even in the case of result combinations. First, you can have the contained load cases calculated in the result combinations. Then, the results are superimposed by taking into account the corresponding factors. In the result combinations, you can superimpose the results of load cases, load combinations, and other result combinations. Internal forces are added together by default. However, you have the option of a square addition, which is relevant for dynamic analysis.


Modifying Stiffnesses / Considering Initial Deformations

Do not lose track of stiffnesses and initial deformations. In the individual load cases or combinations, you have the option to modify the stiffnesses of materials, cross-sections, nodal, line and surface supports, and member and line hinges for all or selected members. You can also consider initial deformations from other load cases or load combinations.



  • Fast modeling thanks to sophisticated input technology
  • One program for all types of structures, from single-span girders to complex 3D shell structures or NURBS solids
  • Fast calculation using the multiprocessor technology
  • Support of national and international standards
  • Quick generation of a professional-looking printout report
  • Automatic generation of wind loads using the integrated CFD wind simulation (RWIND required)
  • API via Webservice
  • Globally recognized program with over 100,000 users
  • Professional customer support provided by more than 20 support engineers


4,450.00 EUR

The prices apply to the use of the software in all countries.