RF-COM/RS-COM Add-on Module for RFEM/RSTAB

Help Files and Example Macros

Here you can download the help files and example macros for connecting RF‑COM with RFEM or RS‑COM with RSTAB (and add‑on modules).

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Programmable COM Interface for RFEM/RSTAB

The RF-COM/RS-COM add‑on module is a programmable interface (API) based on the COM technology. This interface allows you to customize the main programs RFEM and RSTAB to meet your individual needs and to add customized input macros or post‑processing programs.

  1. Features

    RF-COM/RS‑COM creates RFEM/RSTAB models and write data as well as load cases, load and result combinations.

    RF-COM/RS‑COM consists of an instruction set that can be embedded in common programming languages, such as Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Visual C++ (also .NET). The instruction set includes objects and methods that allow access to the RFEM/RSTAB data.

    To be able to use RF-COM/RS‑COM, you only need an editor, a compiler and basic programming knowledge. You can easily integrate the supplied object library to the editor. For example, in the case of Microsoft Excel, you have everything you need as a VBA editor is included in this software.

    The RF-COM/RS‑COM interface requires valid licences for RF‑COM/RS‑COM as well as for RFEM/RSTAB and the respective add‑on modules whose data is to be used.

  2. Program code in Visual Studio

    Application Areas of RF-COM/RSCOM

    • Structure generator for typical geometries with loading and combinations
    • Importing and exporting data from spreadsheet programs such as MS Excel and MS Access
    • Connection to various programs compatible with COM, for example CAD systems
    • Customized pre- and postprocessing modules
    • Processing and results of data in user-defined formats
  3. Input Generator for more field-ceiling plate created in VBA (MS Excel)

    Scope of Functions

    • Reading and writing access to structural data, load case data, load and result combinations, and calculation results
    • External control of calculation
    • Possibility to open and edit available models or to create new models
    • Access to all results such as deformations, internal forces, and support reactions
    • Ability to intercept possible errors using error messages
    • Access to control elements as well as results of the following programs:
      • RF-/STEEL
      • RF-/STEEL EC3
      • RF-/ALUMINUM
      • RF-/CONCRETE
      • RF-STABILITY
      • RX-TIMBER Glued-Laminated Beam
      • RF-/TIMBER Pro
      • RF-/DYNAM Pro
      • SUPER-RC

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Price
580.00 USD

Price is only valid for the software usage in United States.

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

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

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel members

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL EC3 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RFEM Other
RF-STABILITY 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

RSTAB Other
RSBUCK 8.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

RFEM Other
RF-IMP 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations

RFEM Other
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of reinforced concrete members and surfaces (plates, walls, planar structures, shells)

RFEM Concrete Structures
EC2 for RFEM 5.xx

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of the modules for reinforced concrete design by the Eurocode 2 design

RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations  5.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member, surface, and solid models

RSTAB Other
RSIMP 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of equivalent geometric imperfections and pre-deformed initial structures for nonlinear calculations

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
FE-LTB 8.xx

Add-on Module

Lateral-torsional buckling analysis of members according to the second-order analysis (FEM)

RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads 5.xx

Add-on Module

Seismic and static load analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis

RSTAB Dynamic Analysis
DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations 8.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic analysis of natural frequencies and mode shapes of member models

RFEM Dynamic Analysis
RF-DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations 5.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis

RSTAB Other
SUPER-RC 8.xx

Add-on Module

Superpositioning results of different construction stages with varying structural and loading conditions

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-FE-LTB 5.xx

Add-on Module

Lateral-torsional buckling analysis of members according to the second-order analysis (FEM)

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Columns 5.xx

Add-on Module

Reinforced concrete design according to the model column method (method based on nominal curvature)

RSTAB Dynamic Analysis
DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads 8.xx

Add-on Module

Seismic and static load analysis using the multi-modal response spectrum analysis

RSTAB Other
RSMOVE 8.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of load cases from moving loads for members and sets of members

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Physical and geometrical nonlinear calculation of beam and plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

RSTAB Other
DEFORM 8.xx

Add-on Module

Deformation and deflection analysis of members and sets of members

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
PLATE-BUCKLING 8.xx

Add-on Module

Plate buckling analysis of rectangular plates with or without stiffeners

RFEM Other
RF-SOILIN 5.xx

Add-on Module

Soil-structure interaction analysis and determination of elastic foundation coefficients based on soil data

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

RSTAB Connections
FRAME-JOINT Pro 8.xx

Add-on Module

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

RSTAB Timber Structures
TIMBER Pro 8.xx

Add-on Module

Timber design according to Eurocode 5, SIA 265 and/or DIN 1052

RSTAB Dynamic Analysis
DYNAM Pro - Forced Vibrations 8.xx

Add-on Module

Dynamic and seismic analysis including time history analysis and multi-modal response spectrum analysis

RSTAB Steel and Aluminium Structures
STEEL AISC 8.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360

RFEM Other
RF-MOVE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of load cases from moving loads for members and sets of members

RFEM Connections
RF-FRAME-JOINT Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

RFEM Connections
RF-HSS 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

RFEM Other
RF-STAGES 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of construction stages during a building phase