RFEM - Structural FEA Software for Professionals

Customizable GUI for Individual Adjustment

Powerful and Capable Software

"I think the software is so powerful and capable that people will really value its power when they get properly introduced to it."

A model is created in the graphical user interface characteristic for CAD programs, using tables, or in combination of both ways. Extensive context menus facilitate data input. Since the structural model is photorealistically visualised, you can directly check the data entered.

  1. Intuitive Graphical User-Interface

    A structure is created in the graphical user interface typical for CAD programs or by using tables. Right-clicking on graphical or navigator objects activates the shortcut menu, which facilitates creating or editing such objects. The user interface is operated intuitively. Therefore the model and loading objects can be created in a minimal amount of time.

  2. Multilingual Program Operation

    It is possible to operate the program in the following languages: English, German, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

    The user‑interface design of RFEM/RSTAB can be customized.

    There are nine different styles of graphical user interface to choose from, for example: Office 2007 Blue, Silver, Aqua, or Black.

  3. User-Defined Configurations

    Program configuration menus and toolbars can be freely customized. It's possible to setup an arrangement of frequently used functions and tools for quick access. Default settings of the program can be restored at the click of a button. Tables, navigators, and toolbars can also be freely moved and docked.

    The Configuration Manager provides the opportunity to define custom graphic display properties and toolbars, which can be saved and accessed later.

  4. Photorealistic Visualization

    The photorealistic visualization of a model in 3D rendering provides a direct check of the input data. Display colors can be freely adjusted and saved separately for the screen and printout.

  5. Display Properties

    It is possible to assign different colors 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 and Effective Length Factors.

  6. Displaying and Hiding Objects

    It is possible to specifically display or hide various objects such as nodes, members, supports, and others. The model can be dimensioned by using lines, arcs, inclinations, or height elevations. Freely created guidelines, sections, and comments facilitate the input and evaluation. You can also display or hide guide objects individually.

  7. Adjusting units and decimal places

    Global Unit Settings

    A global dialog box manages the units of input data, loads, and results in RFEM/RSTAB as well as in all add‑on modules.

    It is possible to save the settings and import it again later. That way you can use different sections in steel and reinforced concrete structures, for example.

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Online Training | English

RFEM for Students | Part 2

Online Training 10 July 2020 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM CEST

Online Training | English

RFEM for Students

Online Training 22 July 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 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

Online Training | English

RFEM | Timber Design - Basic

Online Training 25 August 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Training in Leipzig | English

RFEM Training in Leipzig

Training 30 September 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CEST

Event Invitation

2020 Structural Engineering Summit

Conference 3 November 2020 - 5 November 2020

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

Programmable COM Interface for RFEM/RSTAB

Programmable COM Interface for RFEM/RSTAB

Webinar 12 May 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CEST

Designing Cold-Formed Steel Sections According to Eurocode 3

Designing Cold-Formed Steel Sections According to Eurocode 3

Webinar 30 April 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM CEST

Tensile Membrane Structures and \n CFD Wind Load Simulation

Tensile Membrane Structures and CFD Wind Load Simulation

Webinar 8 April 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Membrane Structures with Wind Loads from CFD Wind Simulation

Webinar 24 March 2020 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM CET

Plate and Shell Modeling in RFEM - Part 1

Plate and Shell Modeling in RFEM - Part 1

Webinar 29 January 2020 2:00 pm EST

Webinar: ADM 2015 Aluminum Structure Design in RFEM

ADM 2015 Design of Aluminum Structure in RFEM

Webinar 24 September 2019 2:00 pm EDT

Webinar 3: BIM Integration and RFEM

Webinar 3: BIM Integration and RFEM

Webinar 20 August 2019 2:00 pm EDT

Webinar 2: Advanced Modelling Features in RFEM

Webinar 2: Advanced modeling features in RFEM

Webinar 31 July 2019 2:00 pm EDT

Tensile Membrane Structure Design in RFEM

Tensile Membrane Structure Design in RFEM

Webinar 20 February 2019 2:00 p.m. EST

Point Supported Glass Design in RFEM

Point Supported Glass Design in RFEM

Webinar 22 January 2019 2 pm EST

Optimal BIM Integration with Revit and RFEM

Optimal BIM Integration with Revit and RFEM

Webinar 12 December 2018 2:00 p.m. EST

2018 NDS and CLT Design in RFEM

Webinar 20 September 2018 2:00 pm EST

Concrete design according to ACI 318-14 in RFEM

Concrete design according to ACI 318-14 in RFEM

Webinar 8 August 2018 - 8 August 2018 2 pm EST

Nonlinear Time History Analysis in RFEM

Nonlinear Time History Analysis in RFEM

Webinar 8 May 2018 2:00 p.m. EST

Piping Design per ASME in RFEM

Piping Design per ASME in RFEM

Webinar 13 December 2017

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stress analysis of steel surfaces and members

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL EC3 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
1,480.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
810.00 USD
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

Price of First License
360.00 USD
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

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-STABILITY 5.xx

Add-on Module

Stability analysis according to the eigenvalue method

Price of First License
1,030.00 USD
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)

Price of First License
630.00 USD
RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
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

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-MAT NL 5.xx

Add-on Module

Consideration of nonlinear material laws

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-IMP 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-CONCRETE Deflect 5.xx

Add-on Module

Analytical deformation analysis of plate structures consisting of reinforced concrete

Price of First License
400.00 USD
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

Price of First License
1,300.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-PUNCH Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Punching shear design of foundations and slabs with nodal and line supports

Price of First License
760.00 USD
RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL Warping Torsion 5.xx

Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3 and RF-STEEL AISC

Warping torsion analysis according to the second-order theory with 7 degrees of freedom

Price of First License
850.00 USD
RFEM Concrete Structures
RF-FOUNDATION Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

Design of single, bucket and block foundations

Price of First License
760.00 USD
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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Connections
RF-FRAME-JOINT Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-LAMINATE 5.xx

Add-on Module

Deflection analysis and stress design of laminate and sandwich surfaces

Price of First License
1,120.00 USD
RFEM Other
RF-SOILIN 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
760.00 USD