The network license includes both 2D and 3D licenses of RFEM/RSTAB. How can I ensure that I use the 2D version and not the 3D license?


The problem is that the 3D version shortcut is only created on the desktop during the installation.

When starting the program, the authorization is checked. If a 3D version is available, the 3D version is also started. However, if there is no 3D version available, it is checked whether a 2D version is licensed. If this is the case, the restricted 2D version is started automatically.

In order to start the 2D version with an existing 3D license, it is necessary to adjust the link on the desktop.

Copy the link and rename it accordingly.

Then, right-click the shortcut and select "Properties" from the shortcut menu, and add "/2D" to the path to *64.exe.


2D 3D Shortcut

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

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
3,540.00 USD
RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD