Opening RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 Models in Previous Program Versions

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Is it possible to open an RFEM 5 or RSTAB 8 file in a previous program version?

Answer

Yes, this is possible. When you select "All Files" for the file type in the "Open" section of RSTAB 7, the RSTAB 8 files will be visible as well. They can be opened.

A warning message appears because it is, of course, not possible to consider the features that were not contained in the older version.

Another possibility is to rename the file from *.rs8 to *.rs7 and open it directly. The warning message appears even then.

This procedure is the same for RFEM.

Keywords

Backward compatibility Compatibility RSTAB 7 Open RFEM 4 Forward compatibility

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