FEA Software RFEM | First Steps

Structural Analysis & Engineering Software

The finite element analysis program RFEM is a powerful software for quick and easy modeling, structural analysis and design of 2D and 3D models consisting of member, plate, wall, folded plate, shell, solid, and contact elements.

Due to the modular software concept, you can connect the main program RFEM with the corresponding add‑on modules in order to meet your individual requirements.

First Steps with RFEM

Service Contract

Service contracts

With a Service Contract , you can keep the Dlubal Software programs up-to-date. You will receive regular updates as well as discounts for future upgrades.

With the Service Contract Pro , you also receive telephone support and, if necessary, online support via Internet video conference.

Book About FEA and RFEM

Book about FEM and RFEM

In this book for engineers and students, you will learn the basics of the finite element method in a practical way by means of manageable examples that have been calculated with RFEM.

Everything I Expected and More

"RFEM is everything I expected and more. I’m having a blast learning the software and the webinars are fantastic."

For new RFEM users, find useful tips here for a quick introduction to the program.

  1. Download Trial Version

    To test the program before purchasing an RFEM or RSTAB license, you can download the free 90 day trial version. This will allow you to test the full version of the program without any limitations.

  2. Introductory Examples and Tutorials

    The introductory examples and tutorials for RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 will help you to get started with the program. Step by step, you will become familiar with the most important features. You can download the documents in PDF format.

  3. Webinars

    Watch the recorded webinars about RFEM/RSTAB as well as the add-on modules and stand-alone programs.

  4. Manual

    Manuals provide detailed descriptions of the programs. Download the PDF files and use the keyword search.

  5. FAQ

    The FAQ page provides answers to frequently asked questions provided by hotline engineers of Dlubal Software as well as solutions to commonly encountered problems.

  6. Structural Analysis Models for Download

    Download numerous structural models (for example, RFEM, RSTAB, or RWIND files) to utilize them for training purposes or for your projects.

  7. Infotainment

    This section offers useful information about general structural analysis and design as well as the Dlubal Software programs.

  8. Verification Examples

    The Dlubal Software programs provide comprehensible structural analysis calculations. They are not a "Black Box". The verification examples available on this page explain how the software works and reveal the calculation methods.

  9. Knowledge Base - Technical Articles, Tips & Tricks for Structural Analysis

    This page regularly publishes technical articles as well as tips and tricks about Dlubal Software. Use the search function to quickly access articles about the desired topic.

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Contact Dlubal

Do you have any questions about our products or need advice on selecting the products needed for your projects?
Contact us via our free e-mail, chat, or forum support or find various suggested solutions and useful tips on our FAQ page.

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Online Training | English

Eurocode 2 | Concrete structures according to DIN EN 1992-1-1

Online Training 29 July 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

RFEM | Structural dynamics and earthquake design according to EC 8

Online Training 11 August 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online-Schulungen | English

RFEM for Students | USA

Online Training 11 August 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Online Training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel structures according to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 25 August 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

Eurocode 5 | Timber structures according to DIN EN 1995-1-1

Online Training 23 September 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Glass Design with Dlubal Software

Webinar 8 June 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Blast Time History Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 13 May 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Timber Structures | Part 2: Design

Timber Beam and Surface Structures | Part 2: Design

Webinar 11 May 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Plate and Shell Buckling Utilizing Dlubal Software

Webinar 30 March 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

CSA S16: 19 Steel design in RFEM

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

Webinar 10 March 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

The Most Common User Errors With RFEM and RSTAB

Webinar 4 February 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BST

Member design according to ADM 2020 in RFEM

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

Webinar 19 January 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Dlubal Info Day

Dlubal Info Day Online | 15 December 2020

Webinar 15 December 2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM BST

Stability Design in Steel Construction with RFEM and RSTAB

Stability Design in Steel Construction with RFEM and RSTAB

Webinar 1 December 2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM BST

FEM - Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

Webinar 11 November 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Webinar 27 October 2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM BST

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 30 September 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Documenting Results in the RFEM Printout Report

Documenting Results in the RFEM Printout Report

Webinar 25 August 2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

ACI 318-19 Concrete Design in RFEM

Webinar 20 August 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

How to Be More Productive Using RFEM

How to Be More Productive Using RFEM

Webinar 7 July 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST

Introduction to Solid Modeling \n in RFEM

Introduction to Solid Modeling in RFEM

Webinar 30 June 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Modeling with Solids in RFEM

Modeling with Solids in RFEM

Webinar 9 June 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CEST

CSA A23.3 Concrete Design in RFEM

CSA A23.3:19 Concrete Design in RFEM

Webinar 14 May 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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RFEM
RF-STEEL

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM
RF-STEEL EC3

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM
RF-CONCRETE

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
810.00 USD
RFEM
EC2 for RFEM

Module Extension for RFEM

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

Price of First License
360.00 USD
RFEM

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM
RF-STABILITY

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM
RF-CONCRETE Columns

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
630.00 USD
RFEM
RF-/TIMBER Pro

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM
RF-MAT NL

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM
RF -DYNAM Pro - Equivalent Loads

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM
RF-CONCRETE Deflect

Add-on Module

Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD
RFEM
RF-IMP

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD