RSTAB - Structural Frame & Truss Analysis Software

Editable GUI for Individual Adjustment

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

  1. Context menu in the navigator for entering a new member

    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 so the structure and loading objects can be created in a minimal amount of time.

  2. Selection of a program language

    Multilingual Program Operation

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

    The user-interface design of RSTAB is modifiable: There are nine different user‑interface styles available, for example Office 2007 Blue, Silver, Aqua, or Black.

  3. Customizing tool icons

    User-Defined Configurations

    Menus and toolbars are freely configurable, which allows you to create a user‑defined arrangement of frequently used functions. Tables, navigators, and toolbars can also be arranged in any order and docked as well. Default settings of the program can be restored with a mouse click.

    In addition, the configuration manager provides the option of creating user‑defined display properties and toolbars, which can be saved as a separate configuration.

  4. Photo-realistic visualization of a model

    Photorealistic Visualization

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

  5. Dimensions and guidelines

    Displaying and Hiding Objects

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

  6. 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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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 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

Cross-Sections Thin-Walled

Cross-Section Properties Software

Section properties, stress analysis, and plastic design of open and closed thin-walled cross-sections

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures

Add-on Module

Design of steel members according to Eurocode 3

RFEM Concrete Structures

Add-on Module

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

RFEM Timber Structures
RF-TIMBER Pro 5.xx

Add-on Module

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

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

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

RFEM Steel and Aluminium Structures
RF-STEEL Warping Torsion 5.xx

Module Extension for RF-STEEL EC3

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

RFEM Tensile Membrane Structures

Add-on Module

Form-finding of tensile membrane and cable Structures

RFEM Piping Systems

Add-on Module

Modeling pipeline networks

RFEM Glass Structures

Add-on Module

Design of single-layer, laminated and insulating glass