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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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AnswerBy default, RSTAB 5 files with the file extension RST are also opened with RSTAB 8. If you use other software that also works with files that have the file extension RST, you have to assign the default app for this file extension in the Windows settings. The procedure is shown in the video. This setting is retained even after an update of RSTAB.
AnswerThe corresponding file extensions of the respective programs are listed below:
- .rf5 RFEM 5
- .rf5t RFEM 5 Trial → Can also be opened in the full version on the same PC
- .rf4 RFEM 4
- .rf3 RFEM 3
- .rfe RFEM 2
- .rfx RFEM → Table contents are saved in XML format
Apart from these specific file types specific to Dlubal, the program can create additional file formats. They are listed in Figure 01 (RFEM) and Figure 02 (RSTAB).
- .rs8 RSTAB 8
- .rs8t RSTAB 8 Trial → Can also be opened in the full version on the same PC
- .rs7 RSTAB 7
- .rs6 RSTAB 6
- .rst RSTAB 5
- .rsx RSTAB 8 → Table Contents are saved in XML format
AnswerTo open an RX‑TIMBER file in RFEM or RSTAB, select the "All Files (*.*)" option as "File Type" (see Figure 01). Thus, the geometric data, loads and load combinations will be imported. The settings relevant for the design, such as shear force reduction, fire protection definitions, serviceability limit state parameters, an so on, are not transferred and must be redefined in RF‑/TIMBER Pro.
If the model does not appear in the work window, you can display the view using the "Show Whole Model" option (see Figure 02).
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Wind Simulation & Wind Load Generation
With the stand-alone program RWIND Simulation, wind flows around simple or complex structures can be simulated by means of a digital wind tunnel.
The generated wind loads acting on these objects can be imported to RFEM or RSTAB.
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