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Rfem

RFEM
Visualized deformations of an office block in RFEM
Developer(s) Dlubal Software GmbH
Stable release 5.xx
Operating system Windows
Type CAD/CAE/FEM
Website RFEM 5.xx

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, and membrane structures as well as for plant and mechanical engineering or dynamic analysis.

RFEM is used by more than 7,000 engineers[1] and universities[2] worldwide.

BIM Integration

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

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.

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