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Enjoy structural analysis!

Dlubal Software gives you a solid foundation for your planning. Founded in 1987, Dlubal Software develops user-friendly and powerful programs for your structural and dynamic analysis and design.

More than 300 employees in 10 locations deliver continuous software support and optimization of the Dlubal structural analysis software every day. The reviews speak for themselves: Dlubal Software has gained more than 100,000 satisfied users worldwide.

  • Company Building of Dlubal Software in Tiefenbach (Upper Palatinate)

Features Missing in Other Structural Analysis Programs

Beyond Expectation

“After using about four other major analysis programs, I am extremely pleased by the subtle features of RFEM for its flexibility in modeling, interoperability, ease of analysis, error reporting and also in interpreting the results.

Added to this is the excellent support that is beyond expectation.”

What makes Dlubal Software so special? It offers you more! In the Dlubal programs, you can find a large number of useful features that are not always included in other structural analysis programs. Some of them are listed below. For this reason, RFEM and RSTAB are not only good alternatives to the programs such as SAP 2000, STAAD Pro, RISA, Robot Structural Analysis, SCIA Engineer, SOFiSTiK, and so on, but are often the first choice for structural engineers. Convince yourself!

Special Dlubal Features


General Information, User Interface / Display

  • Photo-realistic 3D rendering
  • Model and load display with transparency 
  • Brightness control
  • Central and standardized dialog boxes 
  • Multilingual use of the software
  • Generating and saving partial views
  • Network-compatible Project Manager


  • User friendly modeling tools (object snap, drag and drop, polylines, arcs, etc.)
  • Rectangular and radial 3D project grid lines
  • Setting guidelines, cross‑sections, comments, and so on
  • Create intersection of surfaces
  • Create openings on surfaces and solids
  • Combined timber cross‑sections, hybrid cross‑sections
  • Model generation (frames, halls, truss girders, and other models)
  • Parametrization of objects
  • Nonlinear material properties (RF‑MAT NL required)
  • Scissors releases
  • Model dimensioning
  • Various surface types (rigid, membrane, orthotropic, and many others)
  • Generate surface from member elements

Load Input / Calculation

  • Load generation from coating, motion, and free line load
  • Automatic determination of imperfections
  • Loads from multi-layer structures (ceiling and floor structures, highways, etc.)
  • Surface loads on openings
  • Parametrization of loads
  • Incremental load application

Results / Interfaces

  • Result display in the intersection plane of solids
  • Animation of deformations, surface stresses, and internal forces of surfaces
  • Possibility to create and export video files
  • Smoothing of singularities
  • Mass print of graphics
  • Multilingual printout report
  • Export of graphics to 3D PDF

CFD Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation

  • CFD simulation of wind flows (a digital wind tunnel) around buildings or other objects using the RWIND Simulation stand-alone program
  • Determine wind pressures for all structure types including complex and unique geometries
  • Easy export of the generated wind loads in RFEM or RSTAB
  • Consideration of member, surface, and solid models


Contact Dlubal

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+420 227 203 320

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