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5 April 2019

FAQ 002806 EN




Are RFEM 5 and RSTAB 8 backwards compatible? Can I open files created with these programs in a previous version?


That is possible. If you select "All Files" in RSTAB 7 under "Open" for the file type, RFEM also shows RSTAB 8 files. They can be opened.

A warning message appears because it is, of course, not possible to consider features that were not contained in the older version.

Another possibility is to rename the file from * .rs8 to * .rs7 and open it directly. The warning appears even then.

This procedure is the same for RFEM.


Backward compatibility Compatibility RSTAB 7 Open RFEM 4

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RFEM 5.xx

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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

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RSTAB 8.xx

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The structural engineering software for design of frame, beam and truss structures, performing linear and nonlinear calculations of internal forces, deformations, and support reactions

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