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Can I plot directly from the RSTAB program?


Yes, it is possible. This is on the one hand as a direct plot on a network plotter or on a local plotter, provided that the plotter is installed as a Windows printer. Another possibility would be to plot a file by using the detour.

Print the plot directly

Select the graphic to be plotted and then click the print symbol in RSTAB or RFEM. In the Graphic Printout dialog box, specify the following settings:

  • Print immediately
  • Graphic Scale: Window filling
  • Graphic Image Size: Over entire page height
  • Options tab: All colored

After clicking OK, the print dialog box appears where you can select the installed plotter. Then, specify the sheet size in the properties of this driver.

Plot to file

To do this hook in the above print dialog, where you can set the printer to the control panel Print to File. A * .prn file is created. If you then rename this file in Explorer to a * .hgl file, it can be imported by an image processing program and transferred to the plotter.


Plotting Sheet format Page format Printout

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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

Price of First License
2,550.00 USD
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

Price of First License
3,540.00 USD