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When opening an RFEM file, the entries in RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces are lost. Is it possible?

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Yes, it is possible, for example, if a file (calculated in version 5.23.01) is opened in an older version (such as 5.20.01).

The add-on modules for reinforced concrete structures have no backward compatibility. This means that the module entries must be deleted, depending on the version change.

For instance, this may be necessary if there is a function or a feature contained in the latest program version, which was not yet available in the older version. To avoid compatibility problems, the entries in the add-on modules are removed.

In the example, the file from version 5.23.01 is opened in version 5.20.01. In this case, the entries from RF‑CONCRETE Surfaces will be lost. If you open it in the version 5.17.01, for example, the entries from RF‑CONCRETE Members is also lost.

Figure 01 - Screenshot from RFEM Version 5.23.01

Figure 02 - Screenshot from Version 5.20.01 - Missing Data from RF-CONCRETE Surfaces

To avoid the problem, it is recommended to conclude a service contract and use the current version of RFEM.

Figure 03 - Note when Opening Older Program Version

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