When saving models, the following message appears: 'Models "1" should be saved in folder "C:\TEST". This folder is not linked to a project. Do you want to create a new project for this folder?' What does it mean?


There is no connection between the folder, where a model is to be saved, and the RFEM or RSTAB project.

If your answer to the question "Do you want to create a new project for this folder?" is No, the model will be saved in this folder. However, it is not assigned to any project then. As a result, there is no project name in the printout report, for example.

Therefore, models should always be assigned to a project. The project itself only represents a connection to a folder. Project Manager provides an overview about all projects. Therefore, answer Yes. Then a new dialog box opens and you are asked to enter a project name for the existing directory (see Figure 01).

If you want to completely prevent the message, you can open the dialog box with the corresponding setting option by using the Project Manager menu "Edit → Program Options" (see Figure 02).


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RSTAB Main Program
RSTAB 8.xx

Main Program

The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

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RFEM 5.xx

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Structural engineering software for finite element analysis (FEA) of planar and spatial structural systems consisting of plates, walls, shells, members (beams), solids and contact elements

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