Opening RSTAB File in RFEM

Tips & Tricks

In RFEM, it is also possible to open and further edit structures with loads and load cases, which has been modelled in RSTAB. For example, this may be necessary if you realize during the model input that it is useful to include the surface elements such as wall surfaces and others in the existing RSTAB model.

In order to open an RSTAB file in RFEM, you have to change the file type in the “Open” dialog box either to “File type RSTAB” or to “All Files.” In this way, you can display not only the RFEM files, but also all RSTAB files stored in the selected directory. After opening the RSTAB file, you can save the model as an RFEM file for further editing.

However, please note that the printout reports or input data already created in add‑on modules, for example, cannot be transferred.

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RFEM Main Program
RFEM 5.xx

Main Program

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

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