I have performed a structural analysis using RSTAB&nbps;8 and sent it to my colleague to check it, but the colleague cannot open the calculation in RSTAB 7. Could you please help me?

Answer

One option is to select the "File → Open" command in RSTAB 7. Then, you can display all files. Now, select the RSTAB 8 file. Then, it is possible to get it opened.

In general, your colleague should calculate the structure once more. This could lead to some small deviations.
 
If your colleague only wants to check the model, it is also possible to use the Viewer.

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