Design Software for Structural Steel Connections

Design of Steel Connections

For RFEM and RSTAB, powerful add-ons and add-on modules are available for the design of steel connections.

For example, it is possible to analyze steel connections using an FE model or to design rigid and hinged beam connections, column bases, hollow sections and tower connections in steel structures according to Eurocode 3.

  • Design of Steel Connections

Structural FEM Analysis and Design

The structural analysis software RFEM 6 is the basis of a modular program family. The RFEM main program is used to define structures, materials, and loads for planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, and members. The program also allows you to create combined structures as well as model solid and contact elements.

Connection Design

Here you will find numerous add-ons for steel connections as well as add-on modules for the connection design in steel and timber structures.

Interfaces for Data Exchange

The structural analysis software provided by Dlubal Software can be integrated seamlessly into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. The large number of interfaces ensures the data exchange of digital building models with RFEM or RSTAB.

The web service (programmable interface) can be used to read or write data from/to RFEM and RSTAB.

Support and Learning

Customer service is a fundamental pillar of the Dlubal Software company philosophy. We provide any necessary support you need to complete your daily work.

Advantages

Results of Steel Joint

  • Advanced printout report options
  • Eliminate internal force imports from an external program
  • Automatic update of internal forces with model modifications
  • Automatic update of result calculations with model modifications
  • Consideration of 3D internal forces, including torsion
  • Full design equation output avoiding a black box calculation
  • Detailed FEA model can be viewed and analyzed
  • High-quality 3D connection visualization
Seismic Design According to EC 8 in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

Seismic Design According to Eurocode 8 in RFEM 6 and RSTAB 9

Webinar 11 October 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST

Online Training | English

Eurocode 3 | Steel Structures According to DIN EN 1993-1-1

Online Training 17 November 2022 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

RFEM 5
RFEM

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

Price of First License
3,950.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
Structural Frame Analysis Software RSTAB

Main Program

Structural engineering software for designing frame, beam, and truss structures, as well as performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

Price of First License
2,850.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Pinned

Add-on Module

Design of pinned connections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-/JOINTS Steel - Column Base

Add-on Module

Design of hinged and restrained column base footings according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-FRAME JOINT Pro

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF -JOINTS Steel - DSTV

Add-on Module

Design of standardized joints in steel structures according to the EN 1993-1-8 - DSTV guideline

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-JOINTS Steel - Tower

Add-on Module

Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RF-JOINTS Steel - SIKLA

Add-on Module

Design of SIKLA joints according to GX K14-6005-3

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
650.00 EUR
RFEM 5
RF-HOLLOW SECTION

Add-on Module

Design of connections with hollow cross-sections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - Articulated

Add-on Module

Design of pinned joints according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel Column Base

Add-on Module

Design of hinged and restrained column base footings according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
FRAME JOINT Pro

Add-on Module

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

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - DSTV

Add-on Module

Design of standardised joints in steel structures according to the EN 1993-1-8 - DSTV guideline

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel Mast

Add-on Module

Design of nominally pinned bolted connections of members used in lattice towers according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
750.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
JOINTS Steel - SIKLA

Add-on Module

Design of SIKLA joints according to GX K14-6005-3

Price of First License
1,250.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
LIMITS

Add-on Module

Comparison of results with defined limit values

Price of First License
650.00 EUR
RSTAB 8
HSS

Add-on Module

Design of connections with hollow cross-sections according to Eurocode 3

Price of First License
850.00 EUR