FAQ 000572 EN


How can I transfer the project data and settings of an older PC to a new PC?


The directory tree in the Project Manager is managed in the files PRO.DLP (RFEM, RSTAB), SHAPE_THIN_PRO.DLP (SHAPE‑THIN) or SHAPE_MASSIVE_PRO.DLP (SHAPE‑MASSIVE) which is located in the folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\Global\Project Manager by default. You can check the Project Manager directory paths in the "Program Options" dialog box.

If you copy this file from your old computer and paste it in the Project Manager folder of the new computer, you can quickly restore the original structure in the Project Manager. Thus, it is no longer necessary to integrate the individual projects. In order to link the projects on the new computer correctly, the projects have to be stored in the same place.

Furthermore, you can save other user-defined libraries, for example:

Printout report headers:
DlubalProtocolConfigNew.cfg (RFEM, RSTAB), DuenqProtocolConfig (SHAPE-THIN) or DickqProtocolConfig.cfg (SHAPE-MASSIVE) in folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\Global\General Data

Report templates:
RfemProtocolConfig.cfg (RFEM) in folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\RFEM 5.XX\General Data, RstabProtocolConfig.cfg (RSTAB) in folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\RSTAB 8.XX\General Data

User cross-section library:
EigProf.dat in folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\RFEM 5.XX\General Data (RFEM) or C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\RSTAB8.XX\General Data (RSTAB)

User material library:
The material library is in two parts.
Materialien.dbd + Materialien_User.dbd in folder C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\RFEM 5.XX\General Data (RFEM) or C:\ProgramData\Dlubal\RSTAB 8.XX\General Data (RSTAB)


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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

Cross-Sections Thick-Walled

Cross-Section Properties Software

Section properties, stress analysis, and reinforced concrete design of thick-walled cross-sections

Cross-Sections Thin-Walled

Cross-Section Properties Software

Section properties, stress analysis, and plastic design of open and closed thin-walled cross-sections