FEA Software RFEM | User Interface

Structural Analysis & Engineering Software

The finite element analysis program RFEM is a powerful software for quick and easy modeling, structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D models consisting of member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, solid, and contact elements.

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

Customizable GUI for Individual Adjustment

Powerful and Capable Software

"I think the software is so powerful and capable that people will really value its power when they get properly introduced to it."

A model is created in the graphical user interface characteristic for CAD programs, using tables, or in combination of both ways. Extensive context menus facilitate data input. Since the structural model is photorealistically visualised, you can directly check the data entered.

  1. Context menu in Navigator for entering a new surface

    Intuitive Graphical User-Interface

    A structure is created in the graphical user interface typical for CAD programs or by using tables. Right-clicking on graphical or navigator objects activates the shortcut menu, which facilitates creating or editing such objects. The user interface is operated intuitively. Therefore the model and loading objects can be created in a minimal amount of time.

  2. Office 2007 Black Style

    Multilingual Program Operation

    It is possible to operate the program in the following languages: English, German, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

    The user‑interface design of RFEM/RSTAB can be customized.

    There are nine different styles of graphical user interface to choose from, for example: Office 2007 Blue, Silver, Aqua, or Black.

  3. Configuration Manager

    User-Defined Configurations

    Program configuration menus and toolbars can be freely customized. It's possible to setup an arrangement of frequently used functions and tools for quick access. Default settings of the program can be restored at the click of a button. Tables, navigators, and toolbars can also be freely moved and docked.

    The Configuration Manager provides the opportunity to define custom graphic display properties and toolbars, which can be saved and accessed later.

  4. Setting display properties

    Photorealistic Visualization

    The photorealistic visualization of a model in 3D rendering provides a direct check of the input data. Display colors can be freely adjusted and saved separately for the screen and printout.

  5. Display of Object Colors According to Cross-Sections

    Display Properties

    It is possible to assign different colors to various objects of a structure in order to make the rendering display of the structure more clearly arranged.

    The following categories are available: Materials, Cross‑Sections, Member Types, Member Hinges, Surface Types - Geometry, Surface Types - Stiffness, Surface Thickness, Solid Types, Surface Sides, and User‑Defined Visibilities and Effective Length Factors.

  6. Guidelines (axes) and dimensions

    Displaying and Hiding Objects

    It is possible to specifically display or hide various objects such as nodes, members, supports, and others. The model can be dimensioned by using lines, arcs, inclinations, or height elevations. Freely created guidelines, sections, and comments facilitate the input and evaluation. You can also display or hide guide objects individually.

  7. Adjusting units and decimal places

    Global Unit Settings

    A global dialog box manages the units of input data, loads, and results in RFEM/RSTAB as well as in all add‑on modules.

    It is possible to save the settings and import it again later. That way you can use different sections in steel and reinforced concrete structures, for example.

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Book about FEM and RFEM

In this book for engineers and students, you will learn the basics of the finite element method in a practical way by means of manageable examples that have been calculated with RFEM.

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

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber structures according to EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 03/17/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CET

Online Training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel structures according to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 03/18/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CET

Online Training | English

RFEM | Dynamics | USA

Online Training 03/23/2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

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

Online Training | English

RFEM for Students | USA

Online Training 04/21/2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Online Training | English

RFEM | Timber | USA

Online Training 05/05/2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Online Training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel structures according to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 05/06/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Online Training | English

Eurocode 2 | Concrete structures according to DIN EN 1992-1-1

Online Training 05/11/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber structures according to DIN EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 05/20/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Online Training | English

RFEM | Basics | USA

Online Training 06/17/2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 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

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

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

RFEM Steel and Aluminum Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminum Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
EC2 for RFEM 5.xx

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 Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations  5.xx

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 Other
RF-STABILITY 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Columns 5.xx

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 Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Deflect 5.xx

Add-on Module

Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-IMP 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD