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RFEM is the general purpose FEA tool for engineers to tackle all structure types beyond basic buildings…think domes, façades, tanks, and cable structures.

Venture outside steel or concrete and into glass, cross-laminated timber (CLT), or fabric tensile form-finding. The newest program RWIND Simulation considers a CFD wind analysis for these unique structure types.

Download the free RFEM 90-day trial to get started today.

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Best Regards,

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

Upcoming Online Training for RFEM

Upcoming Online Training

Register for an upcoming online training course to learn the fundamental basics in the  FEA program RFEM ($250 USD).

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

  • Training documentation (PDF)
  • RFEM models
  • Video recording
  • PDH certificate

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New! Models to Download

The new Models to Download webpage includes hundreds of free RFEM and RSTAB models accessible to anyone. Utilize the extensive search filters available to find exactly what you’re searching for.

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Recorded Webinars

NBC 2015 Modal Response Spectrum Analysis in RFEM

This 1-hour recorded webinar demonstrates a RSA according to the NBC 2015 in RFEM.


  • Introduction to RF-DYNAM Pro add-on modules
  • Natural frequencies and mode shapes calculation
  • Response spectrum analysis acc. to NBC 2015
  • Story shear and drift considerations

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Tensile Membrane Structures and CFD Wind Load Simulation

This 1-hour recorded webinar demonstrates the general workflow for tensile membrane structure design in RFEM including CFD wind load analysis utilizing RWIND Simulation.


  • Tensile membrane structure and form-finding overview in RFEM
  • CFD wind load integration with RWIND Simulation
  • Supporting structure design using RF-STEEL AISC and RF-STABILITY
  • Wind flow influence from additional structures

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Customer Projects

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Satisfied Users



Customized Aluminum Structure for the Chinese TV Station Jiangsu TV

Customized Aluminum Structure for the Chinese TV Station Jiangsu TV

On behalf of Dutchrigger BV, T&E Support created the structural analysis of the aluminum structure, which was customized for the New Year's Eve show of the Chinese TV station Jiangsu TV.

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Technical Articles

Timber Column Design per the CSA O86‑19 Standard

Using the RF-TIMBER CSA module, timber column design is possible according to the CSA O86-19 standard. Accurately calculating timber member compressive resistance and adjustment factors is important for safety considerations and design. The following article will verify the factored compressive resistance...

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Plastic analysis with RFEM

The elastic deformations of a structural component due to a load are based on Hooke's law, which describes a linear stress-strain relation. They are reversible: After the relief, the component returns to its original shape. However, plastic deformations lead to irreversible deformations.

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Technical Articles

Lateral‑Torsional Buckling in Timber Construction | Examples 1

The article Lateral-Torsional Buckling in Timber Construction | Theory explains the theoretical background for the analytical determination of the critical bending moment Mcrit or the critical bending stress σcrit for the lateral buckling of a bending beam. The following article uses examples to verify the analytical solution with the result from the eigenvalue analysis.

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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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Interested in a non-traditional structural engineering role? See what it takes to join our Dlubal Software team by clicking on the link below.

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