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We hope 2022 is off to a great start. After a long two years with all in-person opportunities moved to virtual, we are thrilled to be back in person again! Dlubal Software will be exhibiting at the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit in New York City February 15-16. Come visit us at booth #100.

Also, check out other upcoming conferences listed below we are looking forward to exhibiting at this spring.

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Best Regards,

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

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit

     New York, NY

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2022 NASCC: The Steel Conference

     Denver, CO

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International Mass Timber Conference

     Portland, OR

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Structures Congress 2022

     Atlanta, GA

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Recorded Webinar

ACI 318‑19 Concrete Design in RFEM 6

  • Introduction to concrete modeling in RFEM 6
  • Reinforcement data input acc. to ACI 318-19
  • Analysis and design results review
  • Printout report options available

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Technical Articles

X‑Brace Effective Lengths According to AISC 360‑16 in RFEM 6

Defining the appropriate effective length is crucial to obtain the correct member design capacity. For X-bracing that is connected at the center, engineers often wonder if the full end-to-end length of the member shall be used or using half of the length to where the members are connected is sufficient.

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Using the Building Model Add‑on in RFEM 6 to display Story Actions, Interstory Drifts, and Forces in Shear Walls

In RFEM 6, seismic analysis can be done by using the Modal Analysis and the Response Spectrum Analysis add-ons. Once the spectral analysis has been performed, it is possible to use the Building Model add-on to display story actions, interstory drifts, and forces in shear walls.

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Concrete Stiffness Modification in RFEM 6 According to ACI 318‑19 and CSA A23.3‑19

In accordance with Sect. and Sect. out of the ACI 318-19 and CSA A23.3-19 respectively, RFEM effectively takes into consideration concrete member and surface stiffness reduction for various element types. Available selection types include cracked and uncracked walls, flat plates and slabs, beams, and columns.

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Verification Examples

Several examples from the AISC 360 Companion Design Examples v15.1 have been modeled in RFEM 6 and the Steel Design Add-on. Check out how the results compare. 

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Online Tutorial for RFEM 6

Online Tutorial for RFEM 6

In this tutorial, we would like to familiarize you with the essential features of the RFEM program. The first part shows you how to create the structural objects and loads, combine the loads, perform a structural analysis, check the results, and prepare the data for printing. For standards, the US codes are used.

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Free 90-Day Trial Version
Interested in testing your own projects with the new RFEM 6?

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. Please note, only one company trial version license is granted for shared access between multiple users over the 90 days.

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