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RSTAB - Structural Frame & Truss Analysis Software
Structural Engineering Analysis & Design Software
The 3D structural frame analysis program RSTAB is the ideal tool for the design of beam, frame, or truss structures consisting of steel, reinforced concrete, timber, aluminum, or other materials.
With RSTAB you can easily and quickly define a structural model and then calculate the internal forces, deformations, and support reactions. For further design, there are various add‑on modules available, considering structural data of specific materials and standards.
Useful Features and Tools for Effective Work
Further Features in RSTAB 8
Automatic Generation of Combinations
A new dialog box is available for entering load cases and actions. It is possible to create load and result combinations automatically right after selecting the relevant combination expressions.
In the clearly-arranged dialog box, you can copy, add, or renumber load cases, for example. Furthermore, load cases and combinations can be specified in Tables 2.1 to 2.6.
Now you can quickly create a line grid in Cartesian coordinate system, including optional notes and dimensions. In addition, it is possible to create spherical or cylindrical grids.
The grid can be rotated about one or more axes. Furthermore, you can save the line grid and reimport it later.
New Program Languages
Six new program languages have been implemented in RSTAB. Now, you can use the program in English (American or British), German, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Czech.
The new Configuration Manager provides the option to specify user‑defined settings of display properties, program options, toolbars, and others, which can be saved as separate configurations. It is possible to save several configurations.
Project Navigator - Views
In the project navigator, there is a new tab - "Views". In a simple way, you can generate various views here that are possible to save and open again at any time.
There is a mass print function for a model, loads, and results. Graphics can be created from different directions to be defined.
For example, it is possible to print all internal forces in the isometric view with a single mouse click.
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Complete Feature List
Download the complete feature list including detailed information of the new features in RSTAB 8.
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