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8 April 2019

FAQ 002834 EN

Daniel Dlubal




When installing RSTAB / RFEM, the material library was not installed or not in the right place. There are the mistakes No. 1158 on. I can not find the file materials.dbd. Where can I find the file?


The 1. Possibility is a reinstallation of the program. The first time you try to install the program again, you will be asked if you want to uninstall first. Confirm the query and then reinstall the program.

The 2. Possibility is the manual integration of already existing material libraries of another computer on which the programs are already installed. For example, the following material databases must be synchronized in each program version:
  • the program-installed material library "Materialien.dbd" with common materials
  • The user-defined material library "Materials_User.dbd"
By default, these databases are located in the hidden folder C: \ ProgramData \ Dlubal \ RFEM \ General Data

You will also find the material databases for the versions RFEM 5.18 and RSTAB 8.18 under the download links


Faulty material library Faulty material database Missing material library Missing material database 1158


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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

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