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Is it possible to design timber structures with RFEM or RSTAB?


Both RFEM and RSTAB are ideally suited for the calculation and design in timber construction .

Basic programs RFEM or RSTAB
Structures, materials, and actions are defined in the basic programs RFEM or RSTAB . In addition to creating spatial frame structures, for example, halls, RFEM also provides plate, pane, and shell structures, making it a more diverse option. This pays off if you want to design in other disciplines such as solid construction.

The RF-LAMINATE add -on module is only available for RFEM.

Both programs provide the Eurocode 5 with numerous National Annexes as well as other international standards .

Available standards
Other add-on modules
  • RF-/JOINTS Timber - Steel to Timber
    Design of indirect timber connections according to Eurocode 5 or ANSI/AWC NDS 2018.
  • RF-JOINTS Timber - Timber to Timber
    Design of direct timber connections with inclined bolts
    Measures, among other things, the ultimate limit state of members, member ends, knees, nodal supports, and surfaces. In addition, various fasteners from Würth SHIGA, Sherpa, Simpson StrongTie, etc. as well as end bearing supports for timber beams from Steico and Metsä Wood are included in the database.
Only in combination with RFEM:

With RX timber , you can perform designs in timber construction without RFEM or RSTAB.

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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

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