Structural FEA Software RFEM
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.
Helpful 3D Rendering in RFEM
“When extending the mosque in Mecca, it was especially helpful in RFEM to visualize the structure in 3D rendering and share the results with project partners from different cultural backgrounds.”
Result Evaluation and Printout Report
Internal forces, deformations, and support forces are displayed in result tables and graphically on a model. Filtering options allow for targeted result selection. All data is documented in a multilingual printout report. The report content can be adjusted and saved as a template. Moreover, it is possible to export the printout report as an RTF or PDF file as well as in VCmaster.
Color Representation of Internal Forces
Result tables display the available positive and negative internal forces in colors, including the relation to extreme values. The result tables of the design modules use color scales to represent respective design ratios. In this way, the governing locations are immediately apparent.
The result diagrams of members, surfaces, and supports are freely configurable: You can define smooth ranges with average values or, if necessary, display and hide the result distributions. This option ensures targeted evaluation of results. All diagrams can be added in the printout report.
Visualization of Results
The results on a rendered model are represented by a number of colors in order to easily detect deformations such as member rotation. You can freely define the colors and the range of values in the control panel. Deformations, surface stresses, and internal forces can be animated and saved as a video file.
Detailed Result Tables
The first result table displays a summarized overview providing the equilibrium of forces in the structural system and the maximum deformations. Information about the calculation process is included as well. You can filter the result tables by specific criteria such as extreme values or design locations.
Mass Print of Graphics
It is possible to print a model, loads, and results in a series. Graphics can be created on the basis of different directions to be specified. For example, you can print all internal forces as an isometric view with a single mouse‑click.
Printout Report Export in RTF or PDF File and in VCmaster
There are various languages available for the results included in a printout report: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese. You can individually create further languages.
It is possible to import additional texts as RTF files. Page numbering can be configured as well in order to use prefixes, for example. Furthermore, you can export the printout report as a RTF or PDF file as well as in VCmaster.
Printout Report Extent Management
The extent of a printout report can be individually adjusted by means of selection criteria. You can create printout templates based on already existing printouts and reuse them globally for all design projects.
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