FAQ 001493 EN

Installation RFEM RSTAB

What are the operating systems on which RFEM and RSTAB run?


Operating systemRFEM 2 / RSTAB 5RFEM 3 / RSTAB 6RFEM 4 / RSTAB 7RFEM 5 / RSTAB 8
Windows 2000yesnonono
Windows XP (32‑bit)yesyesyesyesuntil RFEM 5.03 / RSTAB 8.03
Windows XP (64-bit)nonot recommendednot recommendednot recommended
Windows Server 2003nonot recommendednot recommendednot recommended
Windows Vista (32-bit)nowith restrictions [1]yesyes
Windows Vista (64-bit)nowith restrictions [1]yesyes
Windows Server 2008nonot recommendednot recommendednot recommended
Windows 7 (32-bit)nowith restrictions [1]yesyes
Windows 7 (64-bit)nowith restrictions [1]yesyes
Windows Server 2008 R2nonot recommendednot recommendednot recommended
Windows 8 (32-bit)nononot recommendedyes
Windows 8 (64-bit)nononot recommendedyes[1]

[1] The new data structure of Windows Vista and Windows 7 is not supported. Therefore, Windows creates virtual folders. This may result in problems, especially when the program is used by several users.

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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