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FAQ 004250 EN

27 November 2019

Data Management RFEM RSTAB SHAPE-THIN Steel Structures Eurocode 3

Is it possible to assign identical cross-section or cross-section names with the program SHAPE-THIN?


Basically, you can use the program SHAPE-THIN to assign the cross-section name you want. However, it is important to use the same name for different cross-sections.

Due to the data structure stored in the program, the program overwrites the profiles with identical descriptions. In this case, the database of the program SHAPE-THIN is linked to the programs RFEM and RSTAB. A double data storage would inevitably lead to conflicts on the part of the program.

If the user wants to repeatedly assign identical names, he can delete the file EigProf.dat in the respective directory (for example, C: \ ProgramData \ Dlubal \ RFEM 5.xx \ General Data). In this file, the user-defined profiles are saved.


Data Management Profile name Cross-Section Description EigProf


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