RFEM - Structural FEA Software for Professionals

First Steps with RFEM

First steps

We provide hints and tips to help you get started with the RFEM program.

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.”

Useful Features and Tools for Effective Work

  1. New Project Navigator - Views

    Project Navigator - Views

    Project Navigator - Views allows you to easily generate various views in a few simple steps. Moreover, you can save and open them again at any time.

  2. Display of object colors sorted by cross-sections

    Display Properties

    It is possible to assign different colours to various objects of a structure in order to make the rendering display of the structure more clearly arranged.

    The following categories are available: Materials, Cross‑Sections, Member Types, Member Hinges, Surface Types - Geometry, Surface Types - Stiffness, Surface Thickness, Solid Types, Surface Sides, and User‑Defined Visibilities.

  3. Dialog box with combinations and Table 2.5 Load Combinations

    Automatic Generation of Combinations

    The ‘Edit Load Cases and Combinations’ dialog box provides the option of the automatic generation of load and result combinations after selecting the corresponding combination expressions. In this clearly arranged dialog box, it is also possible to copy, add, or renumber load cases, for example.

    Furthermore, you can manage the load cases and combinations in Tables 2.1 – 2.6.

  4. Printing grahics as mass print

    Mass Print

    There is a mass print function for the model data, loads, and results. It is possible to create graphics from different defined directions. For example, you can print all internal forces in an isometric view with a single mouse click.

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Complete Feature List

RFEM 5 - Complete feature list

Download the complete feature list including detailed information of the new features in RFEM 5.

Moreover, you can find useful technical articles as well as tips & tricks on the ‘Product Features’ page.

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RFEM Concrete Structures
EC2 for RFEM 5.xx

Module Extension for RFEM

Extension of Reinforced Concrete Design Modules with Design According to Eurocode 2

RFEM Steel Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of Steel Members and Sets of Members According to EC 3

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Reinforced Concrete Design of Members and Surfaces (Plates, Walls, Planar Structures, Shells)

RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

Structural FEM Analysis Software

RFEM Others
RF-STABILITY 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stability Analysis According to Eigenvalue Calculation Method

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Deflect 5.xx

Add-on Module

Analytical Deformation Analysis of Plate Structures

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

Add-on Module

Analysis of Natural Vibrations

RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Columns 5.xx

Add-on Module

Reinforced Concrete Design According to Model Column Method (Method Based on Nominal Curvature)

RFEM Others
RF-IMP 5.xx

Add-on Module

Generation of Pre-Deformed Initial Structures and Equivalent Imperfections for Nonlinear Calculation

RFEM Others
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of Nonlinear Material Laws

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of Timber Members and Sets of Members

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

Add-on Module

Extension of RF-DYNAM Pro - Natural Vibrations Module for Static Load Analysis Using Multi-Modal Response Spectrum Analysis