Model

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RFEM

RSTAB

A model is the copy of a drawn structural system which consists of different model data such as nodes, nodal supports and members.

The size of an RFEM or RSTAB file depends on the model size. This is, in turn, dependent on the number and size of the individual model data.

Entering in RFEM and RSTAB

When RFEM or RSTAB is opened, you can create a new model by clicking the list button 'New Model' oder 'File' → 'New'. Besides entering the description of the model, you can define the basic settings in the 'New Model - General Data' dialog box, such as the type of model. A 2D model can only be drawn in one plane and has three degrees of freedom, whereas a 3D model has six degrees of freedom and all three work planes XY, XZ and YZ are available.

Display Types

There are different display types available for the model, also called rendering:

  • Wireframe model: In the wireframe model, only the axes of members (and surfaces) are displayed linearly.
  • Solid model (transparent/filled): In the solid model, the objects are displayed in the original form, that is including their cross-section.

To adjust the setting, use the 'Display Model' list button or the Project Navigator 'Display' → 'Rendering' → 'Model'.

Model Generator

It is also possible to generate typical models or partial models automatically by entering all necessary parameters. Open the model generator via 'Tools' → 'Generate Model - Members (in RFEM, also surfaces)'.

Keywords

Model System Structure Model type

Reference

Links

RFEM for Students | USA

Online Training 21 April 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Online Training | English

RFEM | Basics

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

RFEM | Timber | USA

Online Training 5 May 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Online Training | English

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

Online Training 6 May 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Timber Structures | Part 2: Design

Timber Beam and Surface Structures | Part 2: Design

Webinar 11 May 2021 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM CEST

Online Training | English

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

Online Training 12 May 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

RFEM for Students | Part 2

Online Training 17 May 2021 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM CEST

Online Training | Arabic

RFEM | Basics | Arabic

Online Training 20 May 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

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

Online Training 20 May 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

RFEM | Structural dynamics and earthquake design according to EC 8

Online Training 2 June 2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CEST

Online Training | English

RFEM for Students | Part 3

Online Training 15 June 2021 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM CEST

Online-Schulungen | English

RFEM | Basics | USA

Online Training 17 June 2021 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

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 CDT

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 CET

Member design according to ADM 2020 in RFEM

ADM 2020 Member Design in RFEM

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

Dlubal Info Day

Dlubal Info Day Online | 15 December 2020

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

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 CET

FEM - Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

FEA Troubleshooting and Optimization in RFEM

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

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

Soil-Structure Interaction in RFEM

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

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

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

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 CDT

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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD
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

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD