By René Flori, Dlubal Engineering Software
RSTAB and RFEM provide an option to convert cross-section descriptions easily when you import or export data so that they will be correctly recognized by the respective program after the data exchange. A conversion file is used which can be maintained and extended by the program user. To find the storage location of the conversion files for cross-sections and materials, open the “File” menu and select “Import”. A dialog box opens where you can select detailed settings.
The conversion files are simple text files that can be edited by any text editor. Due to the example entries already existing, it is no problem to define formatting of personal specifications appropriately.