Structural FEA engineering software RFEM allows easy and effective modeling as well as structural analysis and design of general 2D and 3D structures consisting of member, plate, wall, shell, solid, and contact elements.



Structural frame analysis software RSTAB contains a similar range of functions as RFEM, with special attention to beam, frame, or truss structures. Therefore, it is very easy to use and for many years it has been the best choice for structural frame analysis.

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Structural Analysis Software for Students for Free

Dlubal Software supports students by providing them with the structural analysis software for free during their studies at a university, college, or institute of technology. Many students have already seized the opportunity to benefit from this support.


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“The webinar was a good presentation that showed the capabilities of your software. I am very impressed with the speaker's time management. To ensure the webinar is within an hour requires a talented professional engineer, preparation and knowledge of the material. This webinar reinforces the value and efficiency of RFEM along with the many add‑on modules.”

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News and Events

  • Figure 01 - Loading of Lower Flange by Wheel Loads

    16 May 2018

    Design for the Lower Flange of Suspension Cranes According to DIN EN 1993-6

    For suspension cranes, the bottom chord of the runway girder is subjected to local flange bending due to the wheel loads in addition to the main load bearing capacity. The bottom chord behaves like a slab due to these local bending stresses and has a biaxial stress condition [1].

  • Figure 01 - Structure

    9 May 2018

    Design of Big Openings in Beams and Downstand Beams

    Since the ultimate limit state of beams in the area of openings is affected, particular attention should be payed to this. In general, small openings can be sufficiently covered by adapting the beam structure to the openings.

  • 4 May 2018

    BIM Project New Plant in Graben-Neudorf

    SWE-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG, a German family-owned company operating in the area of drive technology, expands its plant until 2019 at Graben-Neudorf. The existing plant with a size of 110,000 m² will almost be doubled...

  • 2 May 2018

    Consideration of the Correlation with Wind Loads

    If the wind load for buildings or structures is to be determined by the simultaneous assumption of aerodynamic pressure and suction coefficients on the windward and leeward sides of the building...

  • Export of Reinforcement Objects from RFEM to Revit

    30 April 2018

    New BIM Tool: Export of Reinforcement RFEM - Revit

    The latest version of RFEM 5 offers the possibility to export the surface reinforcements defined in the RF-CONCRETE Surfaces add-on module as reinforcement objects to Revit by using the direct interface...

  • 27 April 2018

    Hervester Bridge No. 423 Across the Wesel-Datteln Canal

    The new bridge replaces the existing Hervester Bridge No. 423, which was classified as dilapidated. After the assembly at the bank, it was pushed over the Wesel-Datteln Canal...

  • PennDOT Logo

    25 April 2018

    RFEM 5 is Now an Accepted PennDOT Software Program

    RFEM 5 has been tested and accepted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for use on Department projects as a general purpose structural analysis software program...

  • Figure 01 - Structure and Loading

    25 April 2018

    Modelling and Design of Pinned End Plate Connection

    RFEM offers the following possibilities to design a pinned end plate connection. Firstly, there is the possibility in RF-JOINTS Steel - Pinned to enter the corresponding parameters quickly and easily to receive a documented analysis including graphics.

  • Adaptive Mesh Refinement

    19 April 2018

    New Features in RFEM 5.14.01 and RSTAB 8.14.01

    The versions RFEM 5.14.01 and RSTAB 8.14.01 and the corresponding add-on modules have been extended by the following new features...

  • Group Seminar About RSTAB

    6 June 2018 9 a.m. to ~ 4:30 p.m.

    RSTAB Training in Leipzig, Germany

    Basic training on the structural frame analysis program RSTAB
    (max. 4 participants)

  • Group Seminar About RFEM

    7 June 2018 9 a.m. to ~ 4:30 p.m.

    RFEM Training in Leipzig, Germany

    Basic training on the FEA program RFEM (max. 4 participants)

  • Group Seminar About RSTAB

    12 June 2018 9 a.m. to ~ 4:30 p.m.

    RSTAB Online Training

    Basic training on the structural frame analysis program RSTAB
    (max. 4 participants)

  • Group Seminar About RFEM

    13 June 2018 9 a.m. to ~ 4:30 p.m.

    RFEM Online Training

    Basic training on the FEA program RFEM (max. 4 participants)

  • Steel Bridges 2018

    10 September 2018 - 11 September 2018

    Steel Bridges 2018

    9th International Symposium on Steel Bridges

    Venue: NH Prague City, Prague 5