Design Software for Structural Steel Connections

Design of Steel Connections

Are you interested in the design of steel connections? For this purpose, we offer powerful add-ons and add-on modules for the RFEM and RSTAB programs that will surely impress you.

For example, they allow you to analyze steel connections using an FE model. Rigid and hinged beam connections, column bases, hollow sections, and tower connections in steel structures can also be designed according to Eurocode 3 with minimum effort.

  • Design of Steel Connections

Structural FEM Analysis and Design

Do you already know the structural analysis program RFEM 6? If not, it's about time. RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular program family. The main program RFEM is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. Your project cannot be assigned 100% to any system? Don't worry, because it is also possible to create combined structures as well as model solid and contact elements.

Connection Design

Are you still looking for the right add-ons and add-on modules for planning your project? Then you are in the right place. Here you will find numerous add-ons for steel connections as well as add-on modules for the connection design in steel and timber structures. This brings you a step closer to completing your project.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

Programs supporting the data exchange are incredibly helpful in your daily work. The structural analysis software provided by Dlubal Software can be integrated seamlessly into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. The large number of interfaces allows you to exchange the data of digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.

Use the Webservice as your programmable interface. This service allows you to read and write the data from or to RFEM and RSTAB.

Support and Learning

Our numerous good reviews speak for themselves: We attach great importance to the satisfaction of our customers. Customer service is a fundamental pillar of the Dlubal Software company philosophy. We provide any necessary support you need to complete your daily work. Please contact us!

Excited About Steel Joints Add-on

"I am excited about how you can finally model whatever connections you like with Dlubal Software. The output with the exact calculation history is also great. I will definitely arrange for the Steel Joints add-on to be purchased in our company."

Advantages

Results of Steel Joint

  • Advanced printout report options
  • Eliminate internal force imports from an external program
  • Automatic update of internal forces with model modifications
  • Automatic update of result calculations with model modifications
  • Consideration of 3D internal forces, including torsion
  • Full design equation output avoiding a black box calculation
  • Detailed FEA model can be viewed and analyzed
  • High-quality 3D connection visualization
Stress Analysis of Stair Models in RFEM 6

Stress Analysis of Stair Models in RFEM 6

Webinar 12/21/2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET

Online Training | English

RFEM 6 | Students | Introduction to Steel Design

Online Training 05/15/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CEST

RFEM 6
Hall with Arched Roof

Main Program

The structural analysis program RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular software system. The main program RFEM 6 is used to define structures, materials, and loads of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program can also design combined structures as well as solid and contact elements.

Price of First License
4,450.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Structural Frame and Truss Analysis Software

Main Program

The structural frame & truss analysis and design program RSTAB 9 contains a similar range of functions as the FEA software RFEM, paying special attention to frames and trusses. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years, it has been the best choice for the structural analysis of beam structures consisting of steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, and other materials.

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Steel Connections in Frame Structure

Joints

With the RFEM Steel Joints add-on, you can analyze steel connections using an FE model.

Price of First License
1,850.00 EUR
RFEM 6
Steel Design

Design

The Steel Design add-on designs steel members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,650.00 EUR
RSTAB 9
Steel Design

Design

The Steel Design add-on designs steel members for the ultimate and serviceability limit states according to various standards.

Price of First License
2,650.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RFEM

Main Program

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

Price of First License
4,350.00 EUR

RSTAB 8

Main Program

Structural engineering software for designing frame, beam, and truss structures, as well as performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Pinned

Add-on Module

Design of pinned connections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-/JOINTS Steel - Column Base

Add-on Module

Design of hinged and restrained column base footings according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-FRAME-JOINT Pro

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -JOINTS Steel - DSTV

Add-on Module

Design of standardized joints in steel structures according to the EN 1993-1-8 - DSTV guideline

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Tower

Add-on Module

Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - SIKLA

Add-on Module

Design of SIKLA joints according to GX K14-6005-3

Price of First License
1,450.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-HOLLOW SECTION

Add-on Module

Design of connections with hollow cross-sections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,000.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - Articulated

Add-on Module

Design of pinned joints according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel Column Base

Add-on Module

Design of hinged and restrained column base footings according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
FRAME JOINT Pro

Add-on Module

Design of rigid bolted frame joints according to Eurocode 3 or DIN 18800

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - DSTV

Add-on Module

Design of standardized joints in steel structures according to the EN 1993-1-8 - DSTV guideline

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel Mast

Add-on Module

Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - SIKLA

Add-on Module

Design of SIKLA joints according to GX K14-6005-3

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
650.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
HSS

Add-on Module

Design of connections with hollow cross-sections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR