Civil/Structural engineers use computer programs to speed up analysis and design calculations. Unlike the old days when only STAAD.Pro & SAP2000 were major solutions, now, there are numerous companies which are actively developing computer applications for Structural Analysis & Design. Below, I have compiled the list for major structural analysis & design programs available in the market.
Dlubal RFEM, a general purpose Structural Analysis & Design program with Finite Element Analysis capabilities. RFEM has a very clean user user interface and amount of options available in it surpasses any other software. RFEM is primarily suitable for designing with Euro Codes while gaining its visibility in US market rapidly. RFEM performs calculation while for design you needs to purchase additional modules like RF-Steel, RF-Concrete.
SCIA Engineer comes next to RFEM, also a general purpose Structural Analysis & Design program. You can use this program for design of steel and concrete structures. SCIA Engineer comes with lot of BIM features. Modelling tools available in SCIA Engineer enables you to build structure very fast as compared to others.See Our Story