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Dlubal RSTAB 8 – Introduction to the Structural Frame & Truss Analysis Software | Dlubal Software

October 22, 2019


RSTAB – Structural Frame & Truss Analysis
Software RSTAB is a design software for structural
dimensioning of 3D frame structures. Internal forces, supports and deformations
are determined in the main program. Based on this, the structural and dynamic
analysis of your steel, reinforced concrete,
timber or aluminum structures is performed
in various add-on modules. The various generators for
halls, roof structures, trusses and other geometries are often the beginning
when generating a frame structure. Dlubal provides a large cross-section and
material library. If you need other materials or cross-sections,
you can create them of course user-defined. You can use various preset parametric cross-sections or create your individual cross-sections in
SHAPE-THIN. It is also possible to generate structural
systems by using BIM or exchanging data with different other file formats. In addition to all model generators and import options, it is also possible to model your structures individually. By using the graphical input and the commands – well-known from CAD software – it will be an easy task for you. Modeling is additionally simplified by the
snap of three-dimensional DXF layers, user-defined input grids and guidelines. You can assign variable parameters to your
models and save them in the Block Manager to easily create similar recurrent structures. You can create user-defined load cases and
load combinations and save them as combination scheme in databases. It is also possible to have the combinations according to Eurocode and
other various international standards created by the software. Calculate your structure linearly or according
to the second-order or large deformation analysis. In addition to nodal loads, member and surface
loads, or imperfections and imposed deformations, various load generators simplify the load
application. Whether wind and snow loads according to standards or loads from accelerated motions, everything is possible. Simulate different operating situations by adapting hinges, cross-sections and supports or by deactivating single members
for single load cases and combinations. The internal forces, deformations and support forces resulting from the calculation are displayed in tables and
“graphically on the model”. You can use different add-on modules
for the structural design, depending on the application area, material or standard. Design your timber structures, for example,
not only according to Eurocode but also according to the
American or Canadian standard. Use the STEEL EC 3 add-on module
to design your steel structure according to Eurocode 3. Perform also dynamic designs. Use the DYNAM Pro add-on modules
to perform seismic and vibration designs as well as natural frequency analysis. Enhance your analysis by designing connections directly on the entire structural model in addition to all cross-section and stability designs of your structure. The final documentation of your structural
analysis is performed in printout reports. Select the content for the printout and print additionally other necessary views
into the printout report. The final document can then be printed and
exported as RTF or PDF files. Use the configuration manager to customize
your user interface and display options. Select in the program options
one of the 12 languages available in the software for program and results display. All model data,
from nodes to background layer, are managed in the Data navigator and can be edited there or by using the table input. Control the graphical display in the work
window with the Display navigator. Display model and load data, labeling and
guide objects necessary for your analysis. Control the display options of your model
and the determined results in combination with
the panel. Create and organize automatic
and user-defined visibilities and views in the Views navigator. Define in the Results navigator which results should be displayed. All positions and projects of your Dlubal
applications are managed by the Project Manager in a central database integrated in RSTAB.

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  1. Hi, I'm quite interested in your software. I'd like to know if the software allows timber designs to BS or EC standards and not just analysis as there are very few programmes that can design timber sections

  2. Hello, I find your software very useful.

    I would like to ask if it is possible by copying an already calculated model to a new file with all the loads and the load combinations at the same time?

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