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Dlubal Software will be virtually exhibiting at the International Mass Timber Conference next week, March 30 - April 1. Although we can't meet in person quite yet, there is still the opportunity to learn more about the latest mass timber trends.

Dlubal will be holding quick, 15-minute Zoom sessions each day to introduce the timber design possibilities in RFEM. Interested in catching one of these sessions while attending the conference? Continue reading below!

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Best Regards,

Amy Heilig, PE
CEO - USA Office
Technical Support & Sales Engineer

International Mass Timber Conference (March 30 ‑ April 1)

Attending the virtual conference next week? Grab your lunch and catch one of the quick, 15-min Zoom introductions to timber member and CLT design in Dlubal Software's RFEM. 

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Recorded Webinars

CSA S16:19 Steel Design in RFEM

This webinar demonstrates steel member design workflow according to the CSA S16:19 standard in RFEM.


  • Steel structure and loading overview in RFEM
  • Analysis calculation and review of results
  • CSA S16:19 steel member design in RF-STEEL CSA
  • Application of new Annex O.2 stability requirements 

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Upcoming Online Trainings

Register for an upcoming online training course to learn the fundamental basics of analysis and design in the FEA program RFEM.

The three-hour course will allow attendees to observe as the instructor moves through detailed examples in RFEM and the add-on modules.  Each participant will receive the following after course completion: 

  • Training documentation (PDF)
  • RFEM models
  • Video recording
  • Participation certificate (3 PDH for paid training)

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Free Online Training | RFEM for Students   ->



     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT


  Online Training RFEM | Timber | USA   ->


     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT



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Lunar Dome, USA

Lunar Dome, USA

The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. For this occasion, a road show was planned in several cities throughout the United States of America. For this road show, a large temporary theater tent housing 1,600 seats was designed.

Dlubal Customer: formTL ingenieure für tragwerk und leichtbau GmbH (Radolfzell, Germany)

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Visitor Center in Yangxin, China

The new visitor center is located in Yangxin in the province of Shandong in China. The building's hybrid construction utilizes a mass timber structure including tapered glulam columns and beams as well as steel elements such as the king post, tension rods, and strengthening elements hidden in the roof above the main structure.

Dlubal Customer: Jing Kong & Associates Consulting Structural Engineers Inc. (Vancouver, BC Canada)

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Visitor Center in Yangxin, China
Technical Articles

Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) 2020 Updates in RF‑/ALUMINUM ADM

The Aluminum Design Manual (ADM) 2020 was released in February 2020. The ADM 2020 gives guidance for both the allowable strength design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) for aluminum members to ensure reliability and safety for all aluminum structures.

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Balanced and Unbalanced Snow Loads for Curved Roofs According to the ASCE 7‑16

The ASCE 7-16 standard requires both balanced and unbalanced snow load case scenarios for a structure's design consideration. While this may be more intuitive for flat or even gable/hip type roofs, the determination of snow loads is increasingly more difficult for arch roofs due to complex geometry.

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Technical Articles

Determination of Ideal Spring Stiffness for Lateral Supports of Buckling Members

If a member is laterally supported to prevent buckling due to a compressive axial force, it must be ensured that the lateral support is actually able to prevent buckling. Therefore, the aim of this article is to determine the ideal spring stiffness of a lateral support using the Winter model.

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Models to Download

The Models to Download webpage includes hundreds of free RFEM, RSTAB, and RWIND Simulation models accessible to anyone. Also utilize the extensive search filters available.

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Free 90-Day Trial Version
Interested in testing your own design projects with RFEM?

Install the 90-day trial version today.  The trial is full capability without any limitations including RFEM and all add-on modules.  After the 90 days, the demo version will be activated.

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