Tips & Tricks
RSTAB saves all input and output data in the file ‘Directory\File name.rs8’. This file is updated with each save. In order to minimize data loss from accidental PC incidents and crashes, the program operates with an interval-controlled backup mode and a backup file.
On one hand, the program saves the current data status in the file ‘Working directory\RS Version number\File name\Position.bak’ with every save and automatic backup process. If the program session is closed unexpectedly, a message appears when the program is next opened, asking if the last opened model should be restored with the data in the ‘Position.bak’ file in the working directory. Click [Yes] to replace the regular file with the file ‘Position.bak’. Click [No] to delete the backup file ‘Position.bak’. The remaining backup files will be permanently deleted the next time the program is started after a successful program run (open and close) without crashing. You can set the backup interval in the ‘Program’ tab of the ‘Program Options’.
On the other hand, the program saves the current status before saving in the backup file ‘Directory\File Name.rs8bak’ with a save operation. This option can be also set in the window ‘Program Options’, tab ‘Program’.
The same principle applies to RFEM.
Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Andreas Niemeier, M.Eng.
Product Engineering & Customer Support
Mr. Niemeier is responsible for the development of RFEM, RSTAB, and the add-on modules for tensile membrane structures. Also, he is responsible for quality assurance and customer support.
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