Frame Analysis Software RSTAB 9 | First Steps

Structural Engineering Analysis & Design Software

All successful projects have to start somewhere. Many of them start with RSTAB. Use the successful structural frame & truss analysis software RSTAB for your design of beam, frame, or truss structures consisting of steel, reinforced concrete, timber, aluminum, or other materials.

With RSTAB, you can easily and quickly define a structural model and calculate the internal forces, deformations, and support reactions. There are design add-ons at your side that you can use to consider the material- and standard-specific requirements.

  • RSTAB 9 for Frames and Trusses

First Steps

Structural Analysis Models to Download

Models to Download

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

Have you not yet worked with RSTAB or not often? Check out these tips that help you get started with the Dlubal programs.


Download Trial Version

Don't you have an RFEM or RSTAB license yet? No problem. Just download the 90-day trial versions. This will allow you to test the full version of the program without any limitations.


RFEM 6 / RSTAB 9 | Get Started

All beginnings are difficult? It doesn't have to be: The Get Started guide for RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9 will help you familiarize yourself with the programs. From the installation to the explanation of the program interface, everything is explained step by step, so you can get started right away.



Our webinars are recorded for you, so that you can refer to them at any time. View the webinars about RFEM and RSTAB as well as the add-ons.



We do not leave you alone with your questions and problems. On this page, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions provided by hotline engineers of Dlubal Software as well as solutions to commonly encountered problems.


Knowledge Base Articles

Stay informed with our Knowledge Base: Here you can find useful technical articles about the "Structural Analysis and Design" that support you in your daily work. Furthermore, you get useful tips & tricks for the correct and efficient application of the Dlubal structural analysis programs.


Structural Analysis Models to Download

If you are looking for models to practice on or as inspiration for your projects, you have come to the right place. We offer you a vast number of structural analysis models for download, such as RFEM, RSTAB, or RWIND files.



Information can also entertain: In this section, you can find interesting facts about structural analysis and design as well as the Dlubal Software programs.


Verification Examples

Do you want comprehensible structural calculations? Then you make the right choice with the Dlubal structural analysis software. The programs provide you with calculations without a "black box" character. Convince yourself and take a look at the verification examples available here, which reveal the calculation methods to you.



  • Fast modeling thanks to sophisticated input technology
  • One program for all types of structures, from single-span girders to complex 3D beam structures
  • 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


2,850.00 EUR

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

3D Model of the Vocational School in RFEM (© Eggers Tragwerksplanung GmbH)

Special Solutions

First, the two-part Optimization & Costs / CO2 Emission Estimation add-on finds suitable parameters for parameterized models and blocks via the artificial intelligence (AI) technique of particle swarm optimization (PSO) for compliance with common optimization criteria. Second, this add-on estimates the model costs or CO2 emissions by specifying unit costs or emissions per material definition for the structural model.

Price of First License
1,650.00 EUR
Pushover Analysis

Dynamic Analysis

Earthquakes may have a significant impact on the deformation behavior of buildings. A pushover analysis allows you to analyze the deformation behavior of buildings and compare them with seismic actions. Using the Pushover add-on, you can analyze the seismic actions on a particular building and thus assess whether the building can withstand the earthquake.

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR