4 October 2019

FAQ 004112 EN

Paul Kieloch




How can I open an RSTAB 8 file in RSTAB 7?


For this, use the 'Open' command of the 'File' menu in RSTAB 7.

In the 'Open' dialog box, you cannot see the RSTAB 8 files at first because only files for the program versions RSTAB 7 (and previous) are displayed.

In order to be able to see all files (including the RSTAB 8 files) in a specific directory or folder, you have to change the file type to 'All Files' in the lower part of the dialog box. Then, you will also see the newer files for RSTAB 8 and can open them in RSTAB 7.

Important: We do not guarantee compatibility when opening an RSTAB 8 file in RSTAB 7. Thus, it is possible that the file or the model contained inside will be damaged. The module data and the results will also be deleted.

The same procedure is also possible in RFEM 4.


Previous version RSTAB 7 RFEM 4 Open File RS8 RS7

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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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