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The 3D structural frame analysis program RSTAB is the ideal tool for the 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 then calculate the internal forces, deformations, and support reactions. For further design, there are various add‑on modules available, considering structural data of specific materials and standards.
A model is created in the graphical user interface characteristic for CAD programs, using tables, or in combination of both ways. Extensive shortcut menus facilitate data input. Since the structural model is photorealistically visualised, you can directly control the data entered.
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 so the structure and loading objects can be created in a minimal amount of time.
It is possible to operate the program in the following languages: English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The user-interface design of RSTAB is modifiable: There are nine different user‑interface styles available, for example Office 2007 Blue, Silver, Aqua, or Black.
In the project navigator, there is a new tab - "Views". In a simple way, you can generate various views here that are possible to save and open again at any time.
Menus and toolbars are freely configurable, which allows you to create a user‑defined arrangement of frequently used functions. Tables, navigators, and toolbars can also be arranged in any order and docked as well. Default settings of the program can be restored with a mouse click.
In addition, the configuration manager provides the option of creating user‑defined display properties and toolbars, which can be saved as a separate configuration.
The photorealistic visualization of a model in 3D rendering provides direct control of input data. Display colors can be freely adjusted and saved separately for the screen and printout.
It is possible to specifically display or hide various objects such as nodes, members, supports, and others. You can dimension the model by using lines, archs, inclinations, or height elevations. Freely created guidelines, sections, and comments facilitate the input and evaluation. You can also display or hide guide objects individually.
Now you can quickly create a line grid in Cartesian coordinate system, including optional notes and dimensions. In addition, it is possible to create spherical or cylindrical grids.
The grid can be rotated about one or more axes. Furthermore, you can save the line grid and reimport it later.
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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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements
The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions
Cross-Section Properties Software
Section properties, stress analysis, and plastic design of open and closed thin-walled cross-sections
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)
Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052
Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member, surface, and solid models
Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis
Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3
Warping torsion analysis according to the second-order theory with 7 degrees of freedom
Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable structures
Modeling piping systems
Design of single-layer, laminated and insulating glass
Stress analysis of steel members
Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3
Linear and nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete members with reinforcement concept
Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)
Module Extension for RSTAB
Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design