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Quality Management of Dlubal Software GmbH

18. October 2016

The benchmark for the quality of our products and services is the satisfaction of our customers and business partners with our customer service, technical support, training courses, as well as the user satisfaction with our software.

Punching Shear Design of Slabs with Nodal and Line Supports in RFEM

7. October 2016

RF-PUNCH Pro allows you to perform punching shear designs with a minimum of time and effort. The calculation is carried out according to the standard:

  • EN 1992-1-1 (EC 2)

In comparison with the previous module version RF‑PUNCH, the new RF‑PUNCH Pro add‑on module performs the designs of punching shear resistance not only for singularly supported surfaces (columns) but also for linearly supported surfaces (wall ends, wall corners).

Customer Project: Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

30. September 2016

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located in Kansas City, MI, USA, has a floor space of 27,000 m². The glass atrium is the signature feature of this building (dimensions L x W x H: 97 m x 22 m x 23 m) which connects the main entry to both performance venues.


22. September 2016

With the latest program version of RFEM 5.07.03, a new add-on module RF‑CUTTING‑PATTERN has been released. It generates and organizes cutting patterns for membrane structures.

Customer Project: Hemsedal Alpine Suites, Norway

16. September 2016

The "Hemsedal Ski Center" in the Scandinavian Alps is one of the top 3 ski resorts in Norway. It comprises a total of 49 ski slopes and 20 surface lifts. At the foot of the mountainside, a new apartment hotel with 100 modern rooms will be completed by the end of 2017.

Brochure: New Features in RFEM 5 & RSTAB 8

12. September 2016

Get more information about new features in the current customer versions RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 as well as in the stand-alone programs in the brochure "New in RFEM 5 & RSTAB 8".

Dlubal Software Released New Products

29. August 2016

The latest versions of Dlubal Software include three new add‑on modules and the stand‑alone cross‑section properties software SHAPE‑THIN 8. In addition to many new features, SHAPE‑THIN now includes the graphical user interface adjusted to RFEM/RSTAB.

RF-/STEEL Warping Torsion performs torsional‑flexural and lateral‑torsional buckling analysis of members according to the second‑order theory with 7 degrees of freedom. RF-/STEEL Plasticity allows for plastic design of cross-sections according to the Partial Internal Forces Method (PIFM) and Simplex Method. Both programs are extensions of the RF-/STEEL EC3 add-on module.

The RF-PUNCH Pro add‑on module performs the design of punching shear resistance for singularly or linearly supported surfaces.

New School Building in Gol, Norway

19. August 2016

In June 2016, a new modern school was opened after nearly two years of construction in Gol, Norway.

The three-story building with a gross floor area of 8,500 m² provides a space for 750 pupils from 1st to 10th class.

Brock Commons Student Residence, Canada

11. August 2016

Brock Commons is an 18‑story mass timber hybrid student residence currently under construction at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. When completed in summer 2017, it will be the tallest mass timber hybrid building in the world at 53 meters high.

New Three-Hour Online Training for Quick Start with RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8

9. August 2016

Since September 2016, we offer three‑hour online training sessions at the price of € 95.00. This gives you a brief introduction to the structural engineering software RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 and explains the most important features and tools.

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