STA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a STA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .STA files.

What is a STA file?

The .sta file extension is found in data files that contain information about the status of summaries written by ABAQUS. STA stands for "status" and ABAQUS used these files in reporting when the user uses the analysis feature of the ABAQUS. The reports mainly contain various data on the CAD engineering and finite element analysis. Abaqus feature varied functions being used in research and modelling because of the program's ability to customize the graphical user interface (GUI) according to the preference of the user.

When the user creates models using Abaqus, the models, more often than not, are not usually in perfect shape. Before the proposed development of the models are implemented, will undergo various analyses to exact or least give light to what part of it should be developed. After running the analyses, these reports of detection and suggestions are embodied in a document with .sta file extension.

How to open STA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension STA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different STA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension STA

While we know of one file format using the .STA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .STA file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of STA files. Remember, different programs may use STA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
VectorWorksVectorWorksUser submitted
PCWPCWUser submitted
EudoraEudoraUser submitted
Diehl Graphsoft VectorWorksDiehl Graphsoft VectorWorksUser submitted
Unity ProUnity ProUser submitted
NEi Nastran EditorNEi Nastran EditorUser submitted
StudioStudioUser submitted
PIC-C CompilerPIC-C CompilerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with STA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with STA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!