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FEM Design | Structural Analysis and Design Software

FEM-Design helps engineers worldwide to get full control over their structural analysis.

FEM-Design is an advanced modelling software for finite element analysis and design of load-bearing concrete, steel, timber and foundation structures according to Eurocode with NA. The unique user-friendly working environment is based on the familiar CAD tools what makes the model creation and structure editing simple and intuitive. The quick and easy nature of FEM-Design makes it ideal for all types of construction tasks from single element design to global stability analysis of large structures and makes it the best practical tool for structural engineers.

Benefits of using FEM-Design

  • The structural model is created easily in 3D with intuitive CAD-tools or imported from BIM-software.
  • The finite element mesh is generated and optimized automatically.
  • The Auto Design feature helps to choose the most efficient cross-section or reinforcement arrangement
  • Resultant and connection forces in shell elements can be easily assessed.
  • Results are shown in a variety of 3D-graphs, contour lines, colour palettes or sections.
  • Auto-updated project reports can be created from within the built-in FEM-Design documentation module.

FEM-Design Applications

FEM-Design can be purchuased as one of a few applications that differer from each other by the scope of design and analysis possibilities.


The scope of design and analysis


FEM-Design 3D Structure

Complete structural analysis and design of complex structures containing a combination of materials and element types, including shell elements, slabs, walls, bars, beams and columns with arbitrary loads. Static-, dynamic- and seismic analysis can be performed as well as solving global stability problems. Buckling phenomena and concrete cracking is accounted for.

FEM-Design Frame

Three-dimensional frame and truss structures are easily modelled, analysed and designed i FEM-Design. Common structures can be generated along with loads in a few simple steps using the parametric input wizard. The section editor allows complex arbitrary section shapes (opened or closed) to be created for bars, beams and columns.

FEM-Design Steel Joint

Total of 51 solutions and 7 types (according to the Swedish Institute of Steel Construction). Use predefined solutions and design the connection using bolt and/or welds. Define the load and steel sections in the stand-alone version, or get automatic import of the geometry and load combination results from FEM-Design 3D model.

FEM-Design Plate

Concrete slabs or other two-dimensional transversely loaded structures can be analysed. Reinforced concrete is designed according to code, accounting for cracked section analysis, shrinkage and creep considering applied reinforcement. Required reinforcement is calculated for ultimate limit state, and applied reinforcement can be used for checking deflections and/or crack width.

FEM-Design Wall

FEM-Design offers design solutions for plane stress problems, such as shear and load bearing walls as well as for other kinds of structural elements such as webs of deep beams or steel plates.

FEM-Design 18 is the newest version of StruSoft's structural analysis and design software

FEM-Design 18 includes significant changes into existing functionality, as well as a considerable number of brand new features. 


FEM-Design 18 - Major features videos

Footfall analysis

A new calculation method - Footfall analysis is implemented in FEM-Design 18. This calculation method allows for checking the structure's response for an excited vibration. → Read more...

RC shell detailed results

Detailed results for RC shell calculations are now available in FEM-Design 18. → Read more...

Concealed bar

Concealed bar is a new RC design object that allows for designing certain parts of a shell as a bar. For example, a wall region over a door opening can be considered as a concealed beam.  → Read more...

Punching improvements

FEM-Design 18 contains a significant number of changes and improvements in Punching concrete design. → Read more...

Construction stages - Phase II

Determine the construction process effects on the displacement and internal force distribution of the finished structure with the new Construction stages feature in FEM-Design 18. → Read more...

Buckling improvements

Automatic calculation of beta buckling factors and other improvements are found in FEM-Design 18. → Read more...

All new features and improvement in FEM-Design 18

Learn about more than 40 other new features and enhancements in FEM-Design 18. → What's new in FEM-Design 18?


Trial license

Apply for a trial license using the form on the website, or contact one of our sales representatives in order to receive a free trial version of FEM-Design 18.


FEM-Design modules

FEM-Design is a program that can be build up of several different modules, based on individual preferences and needs. The base of the program is the Analysis module, and the design modules can be added to the program one by one, anytime. Here you can find out more about each of the FEM-Design modules.


Learn about the most exceptional features of the Analysis module in FEM-Design


Learn about the most exceptional features of the Dynamic module in FEM-Design

Steel Design

Learn about the most exceptional features of the Steel Design module in FEM-Design

Concrete Design

Learn about the most exceptional features of the Concrete Design module in FEM-Design

Timber Design

Learn about the most exceptional features of the Timber Design module in FEM-Design


Learn about the most exceptional features of the Geotechnical Design module in FEM-Design


Learn about the most exceptional features of the Documentation module in FEM-Design

FEM-Design can communicate with two of the most popular modelling programs: Autodesk Revit Structure and Tekla Structures. StruSoft developed a free StruXML Revit Add-In and Tekla StruXML Tools that make the data transfer possible. Find out more about them below.

Revit link to FEM-Design

Learn about the connection between Autodesk Revit and StruSoft FEM-Design.

Tekla link to FEM-Design

Learn about the connection between Tekla and StruSoft FEM-Design.

Contact support   |   Individual support or training   |   FEM-Design documents   |   Learning videos

Contact support

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Individual support or training

StruSoft offers a number of custom services that can be arranged individually. These are:

  • assistance with project and advise regarding FEM-Design modeling,
  • individual training based upon customer requested topic.
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FEM-Design Documents

All FEM-Design manuals are stored in FEM-Design WIKI.

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Learning videos

All learning videos can be found on StruSoft Offical YouTube channel.

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FEM-Design 18 - New features â–· Play
FEM-Design 17 - New features â–· Play
FEM-Design - How to...? â–· Play
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FEM-Design - Basic course â–· Play
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How to get FEM-Design?

We aim to make downloading and installation of FEM-Design as easy and fast, as possible, no matter if you are already a customer, a student, or someone interested in testing our program. Check the instructions below for the guidlines.

FEM-Design commercial version

All StruSoft programs can be downloaded through the StruSoft Installer. Using this program, you can can handle all you installation files (including previous version of the program), updates and licenses. If you are a customer with a license that is already setup in the StruSoft Installer, you can also find the latest version of the program from FEM-Design Download Center.

FEM-Design free Trial version

Go to  → Get Started now and apply for a free trial version. It is fast, free and you will be provided with all the help regarding installation, licensing and using the program.

FEM-Design free Educational version

Go to  → Get Started now and apply for a free educational version. It is fast, free and you will be provided with all the help regarding installation.

System requirements

Check the minimal and recommended system configurations when using FEM-Desig here.

Oct 01, 2019 FEM-Design närvarande i alla steg när trappor dimensioneras
Sep 26, 2019 FEM-Design - Tips & Trix del 1
Sep 26, 2019 FEM-Design - Footfall
Aug 27, 2019 API och automatiserat arbetsflöde
Jul 10, 2019 StruSoft StruXML Revit Add-In 1.1.013 is released
Jul 04, 2019 StruSoft announces acquisition by industrial owner company Vind
Jul 01, 2019 Meet Fredrik Lagerström - Prefab specialist at StruSoft
Jun 27, 2019 FEM-Design API - Examples, videos and wiki
Jun 27, 2019 Möt Fredrik Lagerström - StruSofts prefabspecialist
Jun 26, 2019 FEM-Design API - Instruktioner och exempel
Jun 03, 2019 FEM-Design 18.00.003 is released.
May 22, 2019 New StruSoft Office in Romania
Apr 26, 2019 Peikko’s PSB® part of StruSoft’s FEM Design Package
Apr 25, 2019 Sthlm 01 i Stockholm
Apr 24, 2019 Automatiserat arbetsflöde - API och Template
Mar 21, 2019 Träfunktioner FEM-Design 19
Mar 10, 2019 StruSoft StruXML Revit Add-In 1.1.012 is released
Feb 20, 2019 StruSoft India conducted Hands on Training at office in Pune - 21st to 23rd Jan 2019
Jan 17, 2019 FEM-Design 18 is released
Jan 16, 2019 FEM-Design WIKI - new knowledge center
Oct 26, 2018 Sweco har konstruktionsberegninger med i BIM-cirklen
Sep 10, 2018 FEM-Design 17.01.004 is released
Aug 06, 2018 New Tekla Tools are released
Jul 19, 2018 Labeled sections in FEM-Design
Jul 11, 2018 Automation can make robustness analysis more efficient
Jul 09, 2018 FEM-Design 17.01.003 is released
May 17, 2018 StruSoft StruXML Revit Add-In 1.1.011 is released
May 13, 2018 Design cooperation between StruSoft and FP McCann optimizes design of insulated panels
May 07, 2018 FEM-Design 17.01 is released
May 02, 2018 StruSoft attending PRECAST2018 17th of May at the Silverstone Race Circuit
Feb 01, 2018 The FP McCann Group Advances into the 21st Century with StruSoft IMPACT and FEM-Design software
Jan 22, 2018 FEM-Design 17 is released

FEM-Design Wiki is the main source of knowledge about StruSoft FEM-Design software. Here you can find all kind of information that is relevant for FEM-Design users.