FAQ 002806 EN 5 April 2019

Moritz Bertram General RFEM RSTAB

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


That is possible. For example, if you select "All Files" in RSTAB 7 under "Open" for the file type, RSTAB 8 files will also be visible. These can be opened.

A warning message will appear, as of course features that are not included in the older version can not be considered.

Another possibility is to rename the file from * .rs8 to * .rs7, this can also be opened directly. The warning also appears.

For RFEM, this procedure works analogously.


Backward compatibility Kombatibilität RSTAB 7 To open RFEM 4

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