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Visualized deformations of an office block in RFEM
Visualized deformations of an office block in RFEM
Developer(s)Dlubal Software
Stable release
Operating systemWindows

RFEM is a 3D finite element analysis software working under Microsoft Windows computer operating systems. RFEM can be used for structural analysis and design of steel, concrete, timber, glass, membrane and tensile structures as well as for plant and mechanical engineering or dynamic analysis.

RFEM is used by more than 7,800 companies, 45,000 users [1] and many universities[2] in 95 countries.

BIM Integration[edit]

RFEM offers numerous interfaces for data exchange within the BIM process. All relevant building data is digitally maintained within a three-dimensional model, which then is used throughout all of the planning stages. As a result, the various CAD and structural analysis programs are using the same model, which is directly transferred between the programs.

Besides direct interfaces to Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit Structure, Autodesk Structural Detailing, Bentley Systems applications (ISM) and Tekla Structures, RFEM has interfaces for Industry Foundation Classes, CIS/2 and others.

Materials and cross-section libraries[edit]

RFEM's library of materials includes various types of concrete, metal, timber, glass, foil, gas and soil.

RFEM's cross-section library includes rolled, built-up, thin-walled, and thick-walled cross-sections for steel, concrete, and timber.


  1. ^ "Company in Facts and Figures - Dlubal Software". dlubal.com. 2016-03-18. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
  2. ^ "Schools Using Dlubal Software for Structural Engineering - Dlubal Software". dlubal.com. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-09.