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April 2023 Webinar – Tensile Membrane Structure Design in RFEM 6


Please join us for our webinar Thursday, April 20, when Amy Heilig, PE from Dlubal Software, Inc. will present Tensile Membrane Structure Design in RFEM 6.

  • Thursday, April 20, 2023.
  • Noon-1:00 p.m. (Central).
  • Online webinar.
  • Free to SEAoT members, $10 for non-members.
  • Group registrations are available! Pay $25 for up to 5, or $50 for 6 or more. Have one person register, pick the group option, and pay for the group option. After the webinar, email your sign-in sheet to [email protected].
  • Registration closes at noon the day before the webinar.
  • 1.0 PDH* with verified attendance

How to register:

  1. Click here to register
  2. Non-members: submit payment at the SEAoT Houston Payment Page
  3. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be provided by email


Tensile structures including fabric membranes and cable elements require a highly nonlinear analysis program to determine the optimal shape based on applied prestress forces. RFEM 6 automatically calculates this shape finding equilibrium between the cable axial force or the membrane stress considering the existing boundary conditions. The resulting shape can then be used as the initial state for further static calculations including design of the supporting structure.


Amy Heilig, PE
CEO (USA Office)
Dlubal Software Inc.
Amy Heilig, PE is the CEO of Dlubal Software, Inc. located in Philadelphia, PA. Amy attended Colorado State University for her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering then continued her education at the University of Texas at Austin to earn her master’s degree in Structural Engineering. After several years spent in the design industry for both bridges and industrial structures in Colorado, she moved to a career specializing in structural analysis software and relocated to southern California. In 2015, she accepted a position with Dlubal Software to expand their global presence and open the first USA office in Philadelphia, PA servicing North American clients. In addition to opening the USA office, she provides sales, technical support, and continues to aid in the development of Dlubal Software programs for the American and Canadian market.

* PDHs for this course will be provided by SEAoT Houston and are NOT accredited by NCSEA or any other organization.